HealthMap: a visual platform for patient suicide risk review

Santu Rana, Wei Luo, Truyen Tran, Dinh Phung, Svetha Venkatesh, Richard Harvey

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Misjudging suicide risk can be fatal. Risk assessment is complicated by multiplicity of risk factors, none of which individually can reliably predict risk. This paper addresses the need for better clinical support, visualising risk factors scattered in raw electronic medical records. HealthMap is a visual tool that helps clinicians effectively examine patient histories during a suicide risk assessment. We characterise the information visualisation problems accompanying suicide risk assessments. A design driven by visualisation principles was implemented. The prototype was evaluated by clinicians and accepted into daily clinical work-flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Abstracts of the Scientific Stream at Big Data 2014
EditorsKatrina Barbuto, Louise Schaper, Karin Verspoor
Place of PublicationAachen Germany
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventScientific Stream at Big Data 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 Apr 20144 Apr 2014


ConferenceScientific Stream at Big Data 2014
Abbreviated titleBD 2014

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