Diagnostic informatics encompasses the role of information technology in key areas of the diagnostic testing (pathology and medical imaging) process, including the selection of appropriate tests and interpretation and follow-up of test results. We present three case studies employing diagnostic informatics methodologies to demonstrate their potential use and value in health services research: (1) Data analytics applied to diagnostic data linked with patient outcome data as a means of enhanancing the monitoring of the quality and appropriateness of diagnostic test choices; (2) Business process modelling which can help to highlight healthcare processes in the diagnostic pathway as a means of improving safety and performance, and (3) Consumer involvement in the diagnostic research process to assist in the establishment of person-centred test result management systems. The case studies provide evidence of the role that diagnostic informatics can have in improving the quality and safety of patient care.
|Title of host publication||MEDINFO 2019|
|Subtitle of host publication||Health and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics|
|Editors||Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Aug 2019|
|Event||17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France|
Duration: 25 Aug 2019 → 30 Aug 2019
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Conference||17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019|
|Period||25/08/19 → 30/08/19|
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