Medical Information Hub
Current interaction with electronic medical records is cumbersome and generally not considered as efficient as reading paper based records. Medical staff is asking for a faster and more medically oriented way of accessing electronic records.
IBM proposes to change the interaction with medical records from a text based to a graphical based paradigm. By implementing the Anatomic Symbolic Mapper Engine (ASME), IBM plans to enrich the user experience by mapping medical records to a browsable virtual 2D/3D representation of a human body. Clicking on body parts triggers a search on the medical record that retrieves the relevant information. All the information will be integrated at the semantic level with the Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED), a standard used to encode medical terms. The user will have a direct map from unstructured information to standards based structured information. Standards coded data entries & semantic search will both be combined with a visual representation of the human body to match physician and nurse thought flow and workflow.