Getting the Most from Visual and Textual Health Information on the Web

Casimir Kulikowski (Computer Science)

There is an abundance of information on the web about various medical conditions, and search engines allow one to pick and choose from a wide range of sources. Unfortunately, it is difficult to assess the relevance and reliability of many of these sources, so methods for assessing them is an important open area of research in health informatics. We will explore effective methods for visualizing health information and the opportunities and challenges this presents to overcoming the many limitations of conventional querying about clinical questions, and the kinds of summaries used in health records that rely on textual or narrative content.