I just love visualizing information. Visualizing complex information always helps me understand it better, and I usually end up learning something new. Last fall, I was working on a way of creating a way of helping patients visualize their medical histories. I realized that in order to understand how any healthcare product or tool could fit into the healthcare ecosystem, I would need to try to understand that ecosystem. So I mapped out what I knew. I am sure it’s very rudimentary from an information standpoint; the connections are dependencies are somewhat glossed over. But it did help me understand what I was dealing with and identify pain points and opportunity areas.
I now share it with you, in hopes that a) it could help others, or b) people will offer ideas for improving the diagram. Click to enlarge.