Making sense of personal health information: Challenges for information visualization

  title={Making sense of personal health information: Challenges for information visualization},
  author={Sarah Faisal and Ann Blandford and Henry W. W. Potts},
  journal={Health Informatics Journal},
  pages={198 - 217}
This article presents a systematic review of the literature on information visualization for making sense of personal health information. Based on this review, five application themes were identified: treatment planning, examination of patients’ medical records, representation of pedigrees and family history, communication and shared decision making, and life management and health monitoring. While there are recognized design challenges associated with each of these themes, such as how best to… 

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