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Medication Diversification Project

An open source project to generate more realistic medication data in Synthea.

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  1. Getting started
  2. Example diagram

Getting started

The CodeRx team has been selected as a finalist and is competing in the Synthetic Health Data Challenge to improve the quality of the medication data within Synthea.

Synthea generates open source synthetic patient records from birth to death. The problem we are trying to solve is how to make the medication selection in these populations more diverse and realistic. For instance, 100% of patients who have hypothyroidism are prescribed the same exact strength of generic levothyroxine. We hope to show how we can use open source tools and data to increase the diversity of medication selection in this population and to better represent a realistic patient population in the US.

Example diagram

Current state versus with the medication diversification tool for a hypothyroidism use case.

MDT Example Diagram