Share Your Science: Leveraging Deep Learning for Personalized Drug Treatment Recommendations

David Ledbetter, data scientist at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, shares how his team is using TITAN X GPUs and deep learning to help provide better recommendations of drug treatments for children in their pediatric intensive care unit.

To train their models, 13,000 patient snapshots were created from ten years of electronic health records at the hospital to understand the interactions between a patient’s vital state, heart rate, blood pressure and the treatments they were given. By understanding the most important relationships in the data, they are then able to generate the probability of survival predictions for the patients moving forward as well as physiology predictions in order to simulate augmented treatments.

David presented his research poster “Dr. TED: Deep Learning Recommendation of Treatment from Electronic Data” at the 2016 GPU Technology Conference.

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