Bringing the Personal Web to Clinical Decision Support

IBM CAS Research Canada has created the Personal Web initiative, a new form of web interaction that is user-centred, restful, and fueled by understanding of personal context and semantics. This project will apply the principles of the Personal Web to the problem of clinical decision making, utilizing the powerful data analysis capabilities of IBM SPSS and IBM Cognos. Working with researchers at IBM and the IBM Canada Centre for Advanced Studies, and physicians at Sunnybrook, and other Toronto Hospitals, we will develop an innovative prototype tool for clinical decision support based on analysis and visualization of similar patients. The user interface for this tool will be based on the Principles of the Personal Web. The tool will be developed with a user-centred design approach, with user testing and iterative design. Research results will inform the design of the Personal Web and future IBM Healthcare products. 

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Mark Chignell


Shadi Ghajar-Khosravi


IBM Canada


Engineering - mechanical


Information and communications technologies


University of Toronto



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