The Need for Visualization Tools in the Electronic Health Record and in Decision Aids

Author(s): Jonathan Bidwell, Alan Leviton, Michele Jackson, Ketan Mane, Sayantanee Das, Tobias Loddenkemper.

For epilepsy physicians and their patients who access some of their information visually, the electronic health record’s (EHR) lack of visual displays of disease manifestations and characteristics over time, as well as risk information can be limiting. We review issues related to numeric and graph literacy and capability, visual analytics, decision-making, workload, and usability of visualization programs. This review is intended to support requests for visualization tools that can be incorporated into EHRs and also be made available as patient decision aids.

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