Pervasive Ensemble Data Mining Models to Predict Organ Failure and Patient Outcome in Intensive Medicine

  • Filipe Portela
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
  • Álvaro Silva
  • António Abelha
  • José Machado
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 415)


The number of patients admitted to Intensive Care Units with organ failure is significant. This type of situation is very common in Intensive Medicine. Intensive medicine is a specific area of medicine whose purpose is to avoid organ failure and recover patients in weak conditions. This type of problems can culminate in the death of patient. In order to help the intensive medicine professionals at the exact moment of decision making, a Pervasive Intelligent Decision Support System called INTCare was developed. INTCare uses ensemble data mining to predict the probability of occurring an organ failure or patient death for the next hour. To assure the better results, a measure was implemented to assess the models quality. The transforming process and model induction are both performed automatically and in real-time. The ensemble uses online-learning to improve the models. This paper explores the ensemble approach to improve the decision process in intensive Medicine.


Data Mining Intensive Care Organ Failure Patient Outcome INTCare Ensemble Real-time Pervasive Health Care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filipe Portela
    • 1
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 1
  • Álvaro Silva
    • 2
  • António Abelha
    • 3
  • José Machado
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro AlgoritmiUniversity of MinhoPortugal
  2. 2.Serviço de Cuidados IntensivosCentro Hospitalar do PortoPortugal
  3. 3.CCTCUniversity of MinhoPortugal

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