Sharon Lipsky Gorman

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As more and more information is available in the Electronic Health Record in the form of free-text narrative, there is a need for automated tools, which can process and understand such texts. One first step towards the automated processing of clinical texts is to determine the document-level structure of a patient note, i.e., identifying the different(More)
Hyperkinetic movements are unwanted or excess movements that are frequently seen in children with neurologic disorders. They are an important clinical finding with significant implications for diagnosis and treatment. However, the lack of agreement on standard terminology and definitions interferes with clinical treatment and research. We describe(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Research studies indicate that sitting balance ability is a substantial predictor of functional recovery after stroke. There are no gold standards for sitting balance assessment, and commonly used balance measures do not isolate sitting balance abilities. This study was designed to develop, pilot test, and analyze reliability and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe HARVEST, a novel point-of-care patient summarization and visualization tool, and to conduct a formative evaluation study to assess its effectiveness and gather feedback for iterative improvements. MATERIALS AND METHODS HARVEST is a problem-based, interactive, temporal visualization of longitudinal patient records. Using scalable,(More)
We describe two tasks—named entity recognition (Task 1) and template slot filling (Task 2)—for clinical texts. The tasks leverage annotations from the ShARe corpus, which consists of clinical notes with annotated mentions disorders, along with their normaliza-tion to a medical terminology and eight additional attributes. The purpose of these tasks was to(More)
The function in sitting test (FIST) is a newly developed, performance-based measure examining deficits in seated postural control. The FIST has been shown to be internally consistent and valid in persons with neurological dysfunction but intra- and interrater reliability and test-retest reliability have not been previously described. Seven patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Partial or total unilateral vestibular loss is the third most common cause of peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Dysfunction of one or both of the vestibular mechanisms can manifest physically as abnormalities of posture, balance, and/or visual acuity. This case report describes physical therapy examination and individualized(More)
Course Objectives • Describe barriers to use of standardized outcome measures by acute care physical therapists. • Summarize common tests and measures suited to acute care practice. • Evaluate the clinical utility of tests and measures for screening, diagnosing, and assessing progress in acutely ill patients/clients. • Analyze known psychometric qualities(More)
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