Information visualisation: a holistic tool to discover knowledge. Case study – what video-telephone care? What elderly?

Antonia Arnaert, Lucas Delesie
2005 Knowledge Management Research & Practice  
Today all parties within the health-care system demand more information and evidence to take more efficient and pinpointed management decisions. Their goal is a better patient and patient-care management. This paper presents an information visualisation approach to discover knowledge for the management of tele-home care for the elderly using the video-telephone: what type of elderly need what type of video-telephone interventions? This document focuses on the synthesis aspects of data mining
more » ... h a view to knowledge discovery: the global, holistic, synthesis approach. More specifically, it summarises visually the relationships among the types of video-telephony care, among the segments of elderly, and between the types of interventions and the segments of elderly simultaneously. The graphical display allows delineating areas that group elderly with a similar/dissimilar video-telephony care profile. Information visualisation is a promising approach to provide insight into large multidimensional data sets. It fosters knowledge discovery.
doi:10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500045 fatcat:ue7cum25brd57ginomh4egbu2u