Dr. Elena Manilich’s research using data science in the medical field was recently recognized in Crain’s Cleveland Business as one of Five Research Projects to Watch.
Dr. Manilich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at John Carroll. Her expertise is in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Data Science. The article highlights her research: “In conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic, Manilich — a computer scientist by training — is leading a project that has the potential to save lives. Manilich’s team has developed software that uses data-mining algorithms that can detect errors in blood tests before physicians even have the opportunity to see the results or enter them into a patient’s electronic medical record. “If these errors aren’t detected, the patient could potentially be harmed,” said Manilich, who formerly worked at the Digestive Disease Institute at the Clinic. “Incorrect medications could be prescribed. There are some very serious implications.” Using data science, Manilich said she and her team “can approach medical problems with a whole different perspective.”