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A Novel Visualization Tool for Evaluating Medication Side-Effects in Multi-drug Regimens

  • Jon Duke
  • Anthony Faiola
  • Hadi Kharrazi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5613)

Abstract

The evaluation and management of medication side-effects is a common and complex task for physicians. Information visualization has the potential to increase the efficiency and reduce the cognitive load involved in this process. We describe the design and development of Rxplore, a novel tool for assessing medication side-effects. Rxplore supports simultaneous lookup of multiple medications and an intuitive visual representation of query results. In a pilot study of Rxplore’s usability and utility, physicians rated the system highly for efficiency, intuitiveness, and clinical value.

Keywords

information visualization medical informatics adverse reactions medications side-effects 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Duke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anthony Faiola
    • 1
  • Hadi Kharrazi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of InformaticsIndiana University Purdue University IndianapolisIndianaUSA
  2. 2.Regenstrief InstituteMedical Informatics, HITS 2000IndianapolisUSA

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