When evaluating a patient for a clinical trial it’s vital to know the patients medical history. Physicians are often seeing patients all day and do not have ample down-time to collect and evaluate lab reports, physical notes and medical record before an appointment. For this reason, a patient profile has to be extremely digestible and give the viewer the information they need at the right times.
After a few design iterations and user interviews, it became apparent that physicians needed to see current diagnoses and drugs over time first. Showing this data on a timeline saves the physician from interpreting value changes and dates. If they want to dig deeper into the profile, the user can choose to expose more and more values like labs.
Another key feature of patient profiles is entering missing patient data. If a patient does not have ample data, then their trial matches will not be strong. After working with the product team, we devised two ways to add data: Manually entering the value and extract them from PDF reports. I designed these two workflows, then had users test them.
The testers gave me insight to key features and interactions that needed tweaking, and also validated assumptions I had made.
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