Evaluation of the google search appliance for patient cohort discovery.

Ryan Oberg*, Luke Rasmussen, John Melski, Peggy Peissig, Justin Starren

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Rapid location of patient cohorts with specific attributes is critical to accelerating translational research. Given the ever-increasing popularity of web search engines for information retrieval, we performed an evaluation the Google Search Appliance (GSA) as a potential tool for performing a fast and simple retrospective analysis of our patient record for researchers discovering study cohorts. Overall, the GSA did not provide a significant advantage over conventional database queries. Possible reasons for this are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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