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Identifying technology interaction opportunities within a gastroenterology exam room

Abrantes, Diogo Abrantes ; Nunes, P. Pimentel Nunes ; Dinis-Ribeiro, M. ; Coimbra, M.

Identifying technology interaction opportunities within a gastroenterology exam room, Proc Medical Informatics Europe Conference - MIE, Madrid, Spain, Vol. ., pp. . - ., May, 2015.

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Gastric cancer is a serious disease that most people usually do not know they have until they start to get symptoms. Gastroenterology imaging is an essential tool for this battle, since an early diagnosis typically leads to a good
prognosis. However, this is a rapidly evolving technological area with novel imaging devices such as capsule, narrow-band imaging or high-definition endoscopy. Adapting to these technologies has a high time-price cost, even for
experienced clinicians, motivating the appearance of interactive environments that can accelerate these training processes. The GEMINI (Gastroenterology Made Interactive) project aims to create an interactive clinical decision support system (CDSS) that can be used to help with the diagnosis within a gastroenterology room during real endoscopic examinations. We used human computer interaction (HCI) support methodologies in order to identify interaction opportunities. As a final conclusion, the most promising avenue for interactions with CDSS is probably using mobile devices such as tablets, controlled by a nurse at the physician’s request. As future work, we will prototype and evaluate such a system in a real hospital environment.