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This study describes the deployment process of an AI-driven clinical decision support (CDS) system to support postpartum depression (PPD) prevention, diagnosis and management. Central to this CDS is a predictive model trained on electronic health record (EHR) data at an academic medical center, and subsequently refined through a broader dataset from a consortium to ensure its generalizability and fairness. The deployment architecture leveraged Microsoft Azure to facilitate a scalable, secure, and efficient operational framework. We used Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) for data extraction and ingestion between the two systems.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipelines automated the deployment and ongoing maintenance, ensuring the system's adaptability to evolving clinical data. Along the technical preparation, we focused on a seamless integration of the CDS within the clinical workflow, presenting risk assessments directly within the clinician schedule and providing options for subsequent actions. Bio: Yiye Zhang is Associate Professor in Health Informatics at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her research is focused on developing and implementing health informatics and data science tools as data-driven decision support for health and healthcare delivery.


Yiye Zhang
Associate Professor in Health Informatics
Weill Cornell Medicine