Towards iconic language for patient records, drug monographs, guidelines and medical search engines

@article{Lamy2010TowardsIL,
  title={Towards iconic language for patient records, drug monographs, guidelines and medical search engines},
  author={Jean-Baptiste Lamy and Catherine Duclos and Saliha Hamek and Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Z{\'e}phir and Ga{\'e}tan Kerdelhu{\'e} and St{\'e}fan Jacques Darmoni and Madeleine Favre and Hector Falcoff and Christian Simon and Suzanne Pereira and Elisabeth Serrot and Thierry Mitouard and Etienne Hardouin and Yannick Kergosien and Alain Venot},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2010},
  volume={160 Pt 1},
  pages={156-60}
}
Practicing physicians have limited time for consulting medical knowledge and records. We have previously shown that using icons instead of text to present drug monographs may allow contraindications and adverse effects to be identified more rapidly and more accurately. These findings were based on the use of an iconic language designed for drug knowledge, providing icons for many medical concepts, including diseases, antecedents, drug classes and tests. In this paper, we describe a new project… CONTINUE READING