A Recommender System for Connecting Patients to the Right Doctors in the HealthNet Social Network

@inproceedings{Narducci2015ARS,
  title={A Recommender System for Connecting Patients to the Right Doctors in the HealthNet Social Network},
  author={Fedelucio Narducci and Cataldo Musto and Marco Polignano and Marco Degemmis and Pasquale Lops and Giovanni Semeraro},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2015}
}
In this work we present a semantic recommender system able to suggest doctors and hospitals that best fit a specific patient profile. The recommender system is the core component of the social network named HealthNet (HN). The recommendation algorithm first computes similarities among patients, and then generates a ranked list of doctors and hospitals suitable for a given patient profile, by exploiting health data shared by the community. Accordingly, the HN user can find her most similar… CONTINUE READING

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