Published on in Vol 7, No 3 (2021): March

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/26719, first published .
Automated Travel History Extraction From Clinical Notes for Informing the Detection of Emergent Infectious Disease Events: Algorithm Development and Validation

Automated Travel History Extraction From Clinical Notes for Informing the Detection of Emergent Infectious Disease Events: Algorithm Development and Validation

Automated Travel History Extraction From Clinical Notes for Informing the Detection of Emergent Infectious Disease Events: Algorithm Development and Validation

Kelly S Peterson 1, 2, MS;  Julia Lewis 1, 2, DO;  Olga V Patterson 1, 2, PhD;  Alec B Chapman 1, 2, MS;  Daniel W Denhalter 1, 3, MSPH;  Patricia A Lye 4, MT(ASCP);  Vanessa W Stevens 1, 2, PhD;  Shantini D Gamage 4, 5, MPH, PhD;  Gary A Roselle 4, 5, 6, MD;  Katherine S Wallace 7, 8, PharmD;  Makoto Jones 1, 2, MSCI, MD

1 VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, US Department of Veterans Affairs , Salt Lake City, UT, US

2 Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US

3 Department of Rocky Mountain Cancer Data Systems, University of Utah , Salt Lake City, UT, US

4 National Infectious Diseases Service, Specialty Care Services, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Cincinnati, OH, US

5 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, US

6 Cincinnati VA Medical Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs , Cincinnati, OH, US

7 Office of Biosurveillance, Veterans Affairs Central Office, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, US

8 National Biosurveillance Integration Center, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Kelly S Peterson, MS
  • VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 500 Foothill Dr
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • US
  • Phone: 1 801-582-1565
  • Email: kelly.peterson2@va.gov