Approaches for the visualization of health information

Vishakha Sharma, Andrew Stranieri, Sally Firmin, Heather Mays, Frada Burstein

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Abstract

Clinical reasoning leading to diagnosis or treatment decisions in the modern era can be complex due to scenarios that often involve multiple morbidities, unique patient contexts and the plethora of evidence repositories and guidelines now available. The complexity impacts in clinical group settings such as ward rounds, multidisciplinary meetings or shared care contexts where health care professionals unfamiliar with a patient's context must be briefed, usually within tight time constraints. The complexity also impacts on shared care as patients often struggle to understand clinical decision making. In this article, a case is advanced that the knowledge transfer required can be facilitated if relevant information is presented to patients and health care professionals visually. A categorisation of diagrams for this is advanced. Illustrative examples include a diagram that presents key information for a treatment decision. The suggestion is made that decisions about elements to include in diagrams vary according to patient and organisational circumstances. Insights from participants who assessed the diagrams are presented.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, ACSW 2018
EditorsMinh Ngoc Dinh
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450354363
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Jan 2018
EventAustralasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM) 2018 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 29 Jan 20182 Feb 2018
Conference number: 11th

Workshop

WorkshopAustralasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM) 2018
Abbreviated titleHIKM 2018
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period29/01/182/02/18

Keywords

  • Design Science
  • Diagrams
  • Health Informatics
  • Visualisations

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Sharma, V., Stranieri, A., Firmin, S., Mays, H., & Burstein, F. (2018). Approaches for the visualization of health information. In M. N. Dinh (Ed.), Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, ACSW 2018 (pp. 1-9). [3167958] New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). DOI: 10.1145/3167918.3167958
Sharma, Vishakha ; Stranieri, Andrew ; Firmin, Sally ; Mays, Heather ; Burstein, Frada. / Approaches for the visualization of health information. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, ACSW 2018. editor / Minh Ngoc Dinh. New York NY USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018. pp. 1-9
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Approaches for the visualization of health information. / Sharma, Vishakha; Stranieri, Andrew; Firmin, Sally; Mays, Heather; Burstein, Frada.

Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, ACSW 2018. ed. / Minh Ngoc Dinh. New York NY USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018. p. 1-9 3167958.

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Sharma V, Stranieri A, Firmin S, Mays H, Burstein F. Approaches for the visualization of health information. In Dinh MN, editor, Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, ACSW 2018. New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018. p. 1-9. 3167958. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/3167918.3167958