Lead Product Designer
CarePlex uses IBM’s Watson predictive analytics technology to create a dynamic medical record for patients. Targeting clinicians, patients, and caregivers, the Watson technology offers guidance for medical treatment as it draws from the individual patient’s record as well as aggregated knowledge from entire populations. Physicians, patients, and caregivers can even see a list of experts who can provide a second opinion, and connect with these individuals through the secure CarePlex community.
As lead product designer for the project, my task was to implement Watson for use in professional medical practice. In order to be valuable in a clinical environment, a system has to be able to distill the huge corpus of information that comprises a particular patient’s complex clinical situation (including symptoms, condition, drugs, therapies, and treatments). The challenge was to present this clinical data in a way that provides insight into the underlying logic behind Watson’s recommendations while ensuring that the most salient points remain clear and accessible. To realize this, CarePlex includes:
· An electronic medical record incorporating real-time data from connected sensors;
· Visualization of Watson’s predictive analytics;
· Automatic recommendations of potential resources to supplement and/or clarify Watson’s recommendations, including journal articles, instructional videos, tests, and connections to known subject matter experts.