Week 3 – Katie

This week, I read more background on the subject of not only de-identifying medical records but also on developing ways to parse the files, find medical information, and so on. It was very interesting, especially since I hadn't a lot on the subject since earlier this summer.

I also began to develop a program which will read in a patient's information from an XML file and attribute the details of their medication history, smoking status(es), etc. to a Patient object.