Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A Case of Medical Data Redesign | asc_Blog

As we go colorful and graphical, keep in mind the prevalence of red / green color blindness please.

In his TED presentation, Thomas Goetz, the executive editor of Wired and author of The Decision Tree, explained about the need to change the way medical data is currently represented. He believes that we need to start providing better medical information, to help people know about the choices and actions that are available to them for the improvement of their health.

The method he proposed in his TED talk is actually a relatively simple notion: change text-based data into easy-to-understand graphical data. But this notion could have a profound effect in health care. I honestly wonder how no one has ever came up with this idea before. I mean if you looked at lab test results, they are confusing even for physicians, when it should be the patients who need to understand these reports more. It is, the personalized data of their health.

A Case of Medical Data Redesign | asc_Blog

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