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Graphical summaries for medical patients

Note by ET: In these two articles below, better to change the boxes with normal limits to sparklines with normal limits.

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical



The sparkline-like double-sided patient timeline is medically helpful, data-rich:

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical



Seth M. Powsner and Edward R. Tufte, "Graphical Summary of Patient Status", The Lancet 344 (August 6, 1994), 386-389.

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Lancet

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Lancet

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Lancet

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Lancet



Seth M. Powsner and Edward R. Tufte, "Summarizing Clinical Psychiatric Data", Psychiatric Services 48
(November 1997), 1458-1461.

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Powsner

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Powsner

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Powsner

Edward Tufte graphs sparklines medical Powsner



From: Edward Tufte, Beautiful Evidence, p.47

Beautiful Evidence Edward Tufte graphs sparklines

-- Edward Tufte


When we started research on EMR & EHR I've instantly recalled this research. We tried to put this on iPad, because it seems so natural choice. I've published some details on our research, user testing and recent review by a guru.

http://aojajena.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/mobile-emr-part-i/ http://aojajena.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/mobile-emr-part-ii/ http://aojajena.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/mobile-emr-part-iii

-- Vasyl Mylko (email)


Health Record Design Challenge

http://healthdesign.challenge.gov/

I would suggest all aspiring information designers take a look at the above link. The government is soliciting information design norms for medical records and this is a real chance to make a difference and put design principals into practice.

Not much time left - but this is really a real chance to show what can be done.

Criteria are:

  • Overall Appeal - How does the entry feel visually?
  • Patient Usefulness - Does it address the needs of a patient?
  • Caregiver Usefulness - Does it ease the responsibilities of a caregiver?
  • Physician Usefulness - Can a physician integrate it into their workflow?
  • Visual Hierarchy - Can the most important information be easily found?
  • Information Density - Is it easy to digest the information that is presented?
  • Accessibility - Can a varied population make use of this document?

Seems like the perfect exercise...

-- Tarun (email)