Microsoft Health Common User Interface (MSCUI) v1.3 has been released to the web on www.mscui.net and http://www.codeplex.com/mscui.
MSCUI provides User Interface Design Guidance and Toolkit controls that address a wide range of patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations worldwide, allowing a new generation of safer, more usable and compelling health applications to be quickly and easily created.
This offering is aimed at user interface designers, application developers and patient safety experts who want to find out more about the benefits of a standardized approach to user interface design. This is the third release of MSCUI since it was launched in July 2007.
There are 5 key elements to this new release:
The Microsoft Health Common User Interface: Patient Journey Demonstrator is a rich internet application demonstrating a health care scenario across primary and secondary care settings. We have used Silverlight to create an application that shows our vision of how we see clinical systems working in the near future, providing scalable, transformable, rich views on patient data. The demonstrator also implements design guidance and controls from www.mscui.net, ensuring that patient safety and clinical effectiveness is at the heart of the design.
Some of the things used from Silverlight include...
· Deep zoom to view complex ECG (electrocardiogram) data
· Intelligent, scaling layout
· Data-binding everywhere
· Animation and media
· Vector graphics enabling real time manipulation of chart data