Data Collection in CGA Evaluation: Analyzing Clinicians’ Practices to Inform Design
Workshop Data work in Healthcare 2018, CSCW 2018 - The 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, New York City's Hudson River (Jersey City), November 1-7
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary diagnostic instrument that helps provide personalized care to the elderly, by evaluating their state of health. This evaluation is based on extensive data collection about the frail older person’s medical, psychosocial, and functional limitations, in order to develop a coordinated plan to maximize overall health with aging. In the social and economic context of growing ageing populations, medical experts can save time and effort if provided with interactive tools to efficiently assist them in doing CGAs, managing either standardized tests or data collection. Recent research proposes the use of social robots as the central part of these tools. This paper presents the research done to inform the design of such a robot (that is able to interact efficiently with the patient to gather data) and of the clinicians’ application, CGAMed, that allows clinical data management, and discusses the questions raised.