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Re: [Gnumed-devel] How to display your results

From: richard terry
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] How to display your results
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 09:04:34 +1000
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From my observation of one of the picture's Jim attatched I think you'll find a 
re-think needed of your strategy - one of the things I think gnuMed lacks is 
dealing with medical data in brush strokes as opposed to pixels - always 
trying to confine it to textboxes of inadequate size.

There is only one logical way of displaying hl7  - is in html or an equivalent 
- with which you  can do all sorts of fancy things, for example as shown here 
highlighting ( or could put in web links, or links to decision support etc), 
and also one can include images, as here in AU we are starting to get for 
example pictures of say a vascular proceedure included in the hl7 file itself, 
which can then be embedded into the html). An html widgit also auto-resizes.

From the picture Jim included  I'd reckon your trying to stuff it into 
textboxes, there is no way this will ever work or be useful in clinical 

I've done a few screen dumps of part of the screen display from one of my 
patients notes to show how data can be displayed.

The user only needs to view the result. I they want to copy it they can 
swipe/copy part of a result. You already have the granular data so they can 
graph the results from a popup menu option, or you can present tabulated 
results over time or a particular date range etc, Using HTML you can present 1 
or all in the same space at the same time.

As I said previously I spent mega-hours on this after I left the gnuMed 
project some years ago when I decided to take the direction of writing my own 
software as I felt my idea's for gnuMed would never be implemented.



> If we stuff all the above Organism identification and culture and
>  sensitivity results in a test_result table cell, how does the user
>  properly "see" it? A tooltip comes to mind, *but* we already use
>  measurement result tooltips to display metadata (see screen shot).
> -- Jim (sig 1)

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