Next-Day Medical Activities Recommendation Model with Double Attention Mechanism Using Generative Adversarial Network

J Healthc Eng. 2022 Nov 7:2022:6334435. doi: 10.1155/2022/6334435. eCollection 2022.


Medical activities recommendation is a key aspect of an intelligent healthcare system, which can assist doctors with little clinical experience in clinical decision making. Medical activities recommendation can be seen as a kind of temporal set prediction. Previous studies about them are based on Recurrent Neural Network (RNN), which does not incorporate personalized medical history or differentiate between the impact of medical activities. To address the above-given issues, this paper proposes a Next-Day Medical Activities Recommendation (NDMARec) model. Specifically, our model firstly proposes an inpatient day embedding method based on soft-attention which balances the impact of different medical activities to get a joint representation of medical activities that occurred within the same day. Then, a fusion module is designed to combine features of inpatient day and medical history to achieve personalization. These features are learned by the self-attention mechanism that solves the long-term dependency problem of RNNs. Last, adversarial training is introduced to improve the generalization ability of our model. Extensive experiments on a real dataset from a hospital are conducted to show that NDMARec outperformed both classical and state-of-the-art methods.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Simulation*
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Humans
  • Neural Networks, Computer