Watson for Patient Record Analytics (aka Watson EMRA)       


Watson for Patient Record Analytics (aka Watson EMRA) - Publications

Journal Papers and Book Chapters

Cognitive Computing for Electronic Medical Records, in Healthcare Information Management Systems, 4th Edition

Murthy Devarakonda, Neil Mehta, MD
Springer International, October 2015

Refereed Conference and Workshop Papers

Watson SemanticFind: Locating what you want in an EMR, not just what you ask for

John Prager, Jennifer J Liang, Murthy Devarakonda
AMIA Joint Summits, Mar 2017

Ground Truth Creation for Complex Clinical NLP Tasks – An Iterative Vetting Approach and Lessons Learned

Jennifer J Liang, Ching-Huei Tsou, Murthy Devarakonda
AMIA Joint Summits, Mar 2017

An NLP-based Cognitive System for Disease Status Identification in Electronic Health Records

Homa Alemzadeh, Murthy Devarakonda
IEEE EMBS – BHI Conference, Feb 2017

Scoring Disease-Medication Associations using Advanced NLP, Machine Learning, and Multiple Content Sources

Bharath Dandala, Murthy Devarakonda, Mihaela Bornea, Christopher Nielson
5th Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining (BioTxtM) held with COLING 2016, Nov 2016, Japan

Addressing Limited Data for Textual Entailment Across Domains

Chaitanya Shivade, Preethi Raghavan, Siddharth Patwardhan
Proceedings of ACL, 2016

Toward Generating Domain-specific / Personalized Problem Lists from Electronic Medical Records

Ching-Huei Tsou, Murthy Devarakonda, Jennifer J. Liang
AAAI Fall Symposia, Nov 2015

Automated Problem List Generation from Electronic Medical Records in IBM Watson

Murthy Devarakonda, Ching-Huei Tsou
AAAI Winter Conference – Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Track, Austin, Texas, Jan 2015

Watson-Aided Non-Linear Problem-Oriented Clinical Visit Preparation on Tablet Computer

Puripant Ruchikachorn, Jennifer J. Liang, Murthy Devarakonda and Klaus Mueller
IEEE EHR VIS 2014 Workshop, Paris, Nov 2014

Problem-Oriented Patient Record Summary: An Early Report on a Watson Application

Murthy Devarakonda, Dongyang Zhang, Ching-Huei Tsou, Mihaela Bornea
IEEE HealthCom, Natal, Brazil, Oct, 2014

Peer-Reviewed Podium Presentations/Posters

A Watson generated problem list: Restoring order to the EMR entropy?

Mehta, Jelovsec, Tibo, Devarakonda, Tsou, Liang, Nowacki
AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science, Mar 2016

Question Answering on Electronic Medical Records

Preethi Raghavan, Siddharth Patwardhan
AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science, Podium Presentation, 2016

Watson Cognitive Computing for Electronic Medical Records, Podium Presentation & Abstract

Murthy Devarakonda
Abstract/Poster, Annual Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2016 Annual Meeting, May 2016, Hollywood, FL

Papers Under Review (Published as Research Reports)

Physicians Assessment of IBM Watson Generated Problem List

Murthy V. Devarakonda, Neil Mehta, Ching-Huei Tsou, Jennifer L. Liang, Amy S. Nowacki, John Eric Jelovsek
IBM Research Report RC 25615, July 2016

Quick Facts


Amount of U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals that have adopted at least a basic EHR system with clinical notes in 2015

13 - 16 Minutes

The most common amount of time spent with patients as reported by physicians

1.2 Billion

Amount of clinical documents produced in the U.S. each year, comprising 60% of all clinical data


Amount of questions that arise during clinical care that are not pursued at the point of care

Group Members

Ching-Huei Tsou
Michele Cestone
Bharath Dandala
Tong-Haing Fin
Sreeram (Venkata Naga) Joopudi
Jennifer Liang
Diwaker Mahajan
Ananya Poddar
John Prager
Preethi Raghavan
Partha Suryanarayanan