William R. Ray

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Accessing both structured and unstructured clinical data is a high priority for research efforts. However, HIPAA requires that data meet or exceed a deidentification standard to assure that protected health information (PHI) is removed. This is a particularly difficult problem in the case of unstructured clinical free text and natural language processing(More)
BACKGROUND A number of strategies exist to reduce Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) transmission. We conducted an economic evaluation of "bundling" these strategies together. METHODS We constructed an agent-based computer simulation of nosocomial C. difficile transmission and infection in a hospital setting. This model included the following(More)
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