Decision Support System for VAD

Heart implant clinic diagram.

Research areas


This project is developing a decisions support tool that mines medical histories and makes a recommendation on when a person suffering from stage 3 or 4 heart failure should consider having a VAD (ventricular assist device) implanted. We are developing interfaces for medical teams and for patients. The work advances the practice of outcomes based medicine. It also addresses challenges in how people incorporate information from intelligent systems into a complex and high stress decision process.