Accessible interactive tools that integrate machine learning methods with clinical research and reduce the programming experience required are needed to move science forward. Here, we present Machine Learning for Medical Exploration and Data-Inspired Care (ML-MEDIC), a point-and-click, interactive tool with a visual interface for facilitating machine learning and statistical analyses in clinical research. We deployed ML-MEDIC in the American Heart Association (AHA) Precision Medicine Platform to provide secure internet access and facilitate collaboration. ML-MEDIC’s efficacy for facilitating the adoption of machine learning was evaluated through two case studies in collaboration with clinical domain experts. A domain expert review was also conducted to obtain an impression of the usability and potential limitations.
Stevens, L.; Kao, D.; Hall, J.; Görg, C.; Abdo, K.; Linstead, E. ML-MEDIC: A Preliminary Study of an Interactive Visual Analysis Tool Facilitating Clinical Applications of Machine Learning for Precision Medicine. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3309. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10093309
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