Diagnostic agents: Collaborative interpretation for cardiac patients at home

Maria Kjærup, Stefania Kouzeli, Mikael B. Skov, Jesper Kjeldskov, Charlotte Schmidt Skov, Peter Søgaard

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HCI research shows that cardiac patients dislike the passive role imposed by current home monitoring technology. In this paper, we explored how cardiac patients reacted to taking on a more active role of being a diagnostic agent. We developed and implemented a technology probe for these patients to report symptoms and other health metrics to health providers daily and studied their interaction over eight weeks. Our preliminary findings unfold three themes namely; patient reflection or obsession, patient roles and responsibility towards healthcare staff, and opportunities for nurses to use reports at the hospital in the process of collaborative interpretation. We add to earlier studies, by focusing on the daily, patient-initiated reporting and present topics for further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018, Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAnna Cox, Mark Perry
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018 - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 36th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3173574 (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018
Abbreviated titleCHI 2018
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  • Collaborative interpretation
  • Diagnostic agent
  • Home monitoring
  • ICD
  • Technology probe

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