GIDEON’s redesigned Microbiology module has been launched (screenshot). Following the update of the GIDEON Diagnosis module, we’ve implemented many of the new features in Microbiology, including
- New tabs
- Dynamic identification
- Usability improvements
The new tabs in Microbiology replace the older radio buttons and make it easier to reach each function. For each category: Bacteria, Mycobacteria and Yeasts there is easy access to Identify or Lists.
GIDEON’s Microbiology Compare function, until now, has ranked phenotypic tests which are most likely to impact the Identification list. Now, the top four tests which are most likely to focus and shorten the list of possible organisms are displayed and dynamically updated as each new test result is entered. Clickable boxes which allow the user to enter a “yes”, “no” or “unknown”, appear and enlarge each time the mouse passes near a test.
The Identify button has been eliminated! Now, the Identification list is automatically updated as test results are entered. This feature demonstrates the effects of each new test result as it is entered.
The familiar buttons: Compare, Why Not, Open case, Save case, Remove All, Print, Email are all in the Identification list area.
The organism lists have been updated to extend the length of the screen. The organisms can be selected by clicking the check boxes to their left and then Compared. Clicking on expands the list of synonyms.
Windows in Identify, such as Suggestions and Phenotypic Tests can be minimized and hidden. For example to not see suggestions, click on the minimize button to the left title.
More mouse-overs have been added: Clickable boxes expand as you mouse over them, and display clear symbols to select “yes” or “no.”
You can now click on the tests in the Phenotype window.
Identification results can be sorted alphabetically or by probability easily by clicking the column title.
Changing vertical window size expands size of Phenotypic tests and Identification list sub-windows in Identify and Organism list. This is a great feature for larger monitors.
Click “Original Microbiology” to use the older interface.
Update: See video demonstration