Diagnostic informatics

its role in enhancing clinical excellence, patient safety and the value of care

Andrew Georgiou*, Rae Anne Hardie, Maria R. Dahm, Julie Li, Judith Thomas, Gorkem Sezgin, Ling Li, Johanna I. Westbrook

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsLucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680033
ISBN (Print)9781643680026
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019

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  • Diagnosis
  • Quality
  • Safety

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