Medication Recommendation via Domain Knowledge Informed Deep Learning

Sicen Liu, Xiaolong Wang, Xianbing Zhao, Hao Chen
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (cs.AI), Information Retrieval (cs.IR), Machine Learning (cs.LG)
2023-05-30 16:00:00
Medication recommendation is a fundamental yet crucial branch of healthcare, which provides opportunities to support clinical physicians with more accurate medication prescriptions for patients with complex health conditions. Learning from electronic health records (EHR) to recommend medications is the most common way in previous studies. However, most of them neglect incorporating domain knowledge according to the clinical manifestations in the EHR of the patient. To address these issues, we propose a novel \textbf{D}omain \textbf{K}nowledge \textbf{I}nformed \textbf{Net}work (DKINet) to integrate domain knowledge with observable clinical manifestations of the patient, which is the first dynamic domain knowledge informed framework toward medication recommendation. In particular, we first design a knowledge-driven encoder to capture the domain information and then develop a data-driven encoder to integrate domain knowledge into the observable EHR. To endow the model with the capability of temporal decision, we design an explicit medication encoder for learning the longitudinal dependence of the patient. Extensive experiments on three publicly available datasets verify the superiority of our method. The code will be public upon acceptance.
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