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This paper deals with the visualization of complex objects on the WWW. Particularly, among complex data our focus is on temporal clinical information given at different levels of granularity or with indeterminacy. We propose some tools and graphical notations to visualize temporal data, according to different modalities: first one based on the time axis, displaying the absolute location of temporal data; the second one allowing the user to focus on different temporal relations among data. The designed and developed tools for visualizing temporal clinical data are part of a prototype, allowing a general practitioner to access on the WWW, from his ambulatory office or from home, clinical data related to his referred cardiological patients. This work has been done within the project KHOSPAD - Knocking at the Hospital for Patient Data - aiming at improving the quality of the process of patient care concerning general practitioner-patient-hospital relationships, merging WWW and object-orientated database technologies.

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Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Joint European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Medical Decision Making, Aalborg (DK), 20-24th June, 1999
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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