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Enriching Quality of Maternal Health Care through Machine Learning

by Bolanle F. Oladejo, Oladejo Olajide A.
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 177 - Number 33
Year of Publication: 2020
Authors: Bolanle F. Oladejo, Oladejo Olajide A.

Bolanle F. Oladejo, Oladejo Olajide A. . Enriching Quality of Maternal Health Care through Machine Learning. International Journal of Computer Applications. 177, 33 ( Jan 2020), 48-55. DOI=10.5120/ijca2020919821

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author = { Bolanle F. Oladejo, Oladejo Olajide A. },
title = { Enriching Quality of Maternal Health Care through Machine Learning },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Jan 2020 },
volume = { 177 },
number = { 33 },
month = { Jan },
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issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 48-55 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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Pregnancy outcomes rank the most pressing reproductive health problems in the world globally. Most maternal complications and deaths occur as a result of insufficient quality of care during pregnancy and labour. In most parts of the developing world, access to quality health care is limited and people depend on the health care providers who have limited training. Advancements in medical technology have drastically increased the quantity of data available in the healthcare industry, ranging from patient reports and genomic data to electronic medical records. These data can provide a wide scope of insights into patient cases for prevention and cure on health issues. Thus, this research aimed at designing a machine learning-based decision support system for maternal health care. The system is designed using Unified Modeling Language (UML) tools and a multi-class Support Vector Machine (SVM) was developed for the Decision Support System for Maternity Health Care (DSSMC). A Web-based DSSMC was developed and tested to facilitate automatic diagnosis of patient and to solve the problem of human error and bias.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Maternal Health Diagnosis Decision Support System Machine Learning Knowledge Management.