Time-based interactive visualisation of vital signs

Abstract

Physiological vital signs are important factors for clinical processes like tele-assessment, tele-monitoring and tele-treatment of patients. Records of patient vital signs over time are complex to understand without proper visualisation and data analysis aids. We present a model for interactively visualising vital signs in patient data histories, as used for remote chronic disease management. Our model allows simultaneous access to all vital signs records for the patient along a time-based axis. Clinicians and other health carers can then apply generalisation and refinement ‘lenses’ in a multi-layering visualisation mechanism to examine records further over single or multiple time sessions. The model also includes rule-based decisions for issuing notifications, when expected limits are exceeded.

Further Information

Author/s
Rhys Tague - Western Sydney University
Anthony Maeder
Quang Vinh Nguyen - Western Sydney University
Publication Type
Conference
Conference Name
Global Telehealth
Year of publication
2010
Start Page
169
End Page
178
Subject/s
Medical Telematics
Social Science
ISBN
9781607506584
Publisher
IOS Press
Place of Publication
Netherlands