About the series
Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems equip providers with evidenced-based tools for better health care delivery. In some health areas, such as psychiatry, there has been a lag in uptake of CDS systems in electronic health records. The MindsEye project was initiated to respond to this need. The goal of this collaborative effort among University of North Carolina and Duke University researchers was to develop and implement a user interface (UI) to support CDS in psychiatry. The functions developed in the UI include methods to organize and present data based on interactive visualizations and allow sorting, sifting, and re-organization of data on demand to seamlessly integrate into healthcare practice workflows. The MindsEye system was designed using an iterative UI design methodology with the main goal of improving treatment effectiveness of patients undergoing psychiatric treatment.
Dr. Javed Mostafa holds a joint faculty position in information science in the School of Information and Library Science and in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program and the Director of the Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research. His research concentrates on information retrieval problems, particularly related to search and user-system interactions in large-scale document/data repositories. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core at the NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute and has current research engagements in biomedical data mining, analysis, visualization, user interface design, and multi-modal human-computer interaction.