An iconic language for the Visualization of Concepts in Medicine

Clinical guidelines

Clinical guidelines are developed by health agencies, or national or international medical associations, or private firms. Such guidelines explain how to manage the diagnosis or therapeutics for various diseases.

During consultation, the reading of these documents can be excessively time-consuming.

To facilitate access to sections relevant to specific patient conditions (e.g. elderly, pregnancy, renal insufficiency), VCM icons can be incorporated into the text so that the corresponding sections can be identified very easily by the reader.

Moreover, Mister VCM can be used to present all the special conditions documented in the text.

Below is an example from Vidal.