Determination of the informational content of symptoms in the dynamic processes of assessing the patient’s condition in e-health

Keywords: clinical signs, information technologies, mobile medicine, digital pathology, patient care


The study is devoted to substantiating the tactics of choosing the signs of the patient's condition for diagnostic decision-making on corrective medical intervention in mobile medicine.

The aim of the research: to study a creation of a methodology for determining the integral informativeness of the patient's symptoms during remote monitoring of his condition.

Materials and methods: this article is based on search results in PubMed, Scopus, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Global Health, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, UK NHS HTA articles published between January 1991 and January 2021 and containing the search terms “information technology”, “Mobile medicine”, “digital pathology” and “deep learning”, as well as the results of the authors' own research. The authors independently extracted data on concealment of distribution, consistency of distribution, blindness, completeness of follow-up, and interventions.

Results: concluded that to determine the Informativeness of symptoms in mobile monitoring of patients, it is possible to use risk indicators of predicted conditions as a universal method. Given that the Informativeness of the patient's condition changes constantly, for online diagnosis of conditions during remote monitoring of the patient it is recommended to use the function of informative symptoms from time to time and use a set of approaches to assess the Informativeness of patient symptoms. It is proposed to use the strategy of diagnosis and treatment using probabilistic algorithms based on the values of the risk of complications of the pathological process, as well as the formulas of Kulbach and Shannon to determine individual trends in the pathological patient process.

Conclusion: there was proposed to use risk indicators of predicted conditions as a universal method for determining the informational content of symptoms in mobile monitoring of patients.


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Yaroslav Shevchenko, Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine

Department of Medical Informatics


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Shevchenko, Y. (2021). Determination of the informational content of symptoms in the dynamic processes of assessing the patient’s condition in e-health. EUREKA: Health Sciences, (5), 47-60.
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