• 9 March 2020
    13:00 - 14:00

Join Consultant Surgeon David Rew (University Hospital Southampton) in discussion with Katie MacLure (BCS Health & Care Scotland) for our next live BCS (CITP) BMJ HCI Journal Club hosted by Digital Health.

Design and implementation of the stacked, synchronised and iconographic timeline-structured electronic patient record in a UK NHS Global Digital Exemplar Hospital


Ian Aurthur Hales, David Cable, Eleanor Crossley, Callum Findlay & David Anthony Rew

The authors from the Information Management Directorate and Surgery & Clinical Informatics at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) Lifelines took a new approach to the presentation and visualisation of electronic clinical records, using multiple timelines and icons to represent documents, events and reports. Their system permits all records to be consolidated on a single computer screen, optimising human visual pattern recognition to permit intuitive comprehension, navigation and decision assistance. It provides overview, zoom and filter functions, with real-time and direct access to the details on demand of selected electronic document content over short and long timescales. Their system has proven sufficiently promising in beta testing that it was adopted directly into the primary EPR for all records and all authorised users at UHS in 2016.