This is an assistive tool, it is not intended to and cannot replace the experience and skills of a trained professional. Instead, it will make their work faster. The user will still need to use their own judgment to determine what information is relevant in what way.
By using this tool, the user agrees that all responsibility for any decisions based on the summaries that are generated remain with the individual making the decisions.
This software is provided as is – by using this tool, the user agrees that neither the developers of the software nor any organisation or individual affiliated with them can be held responsible for any consequences resulting from the user of this software.
The Clinical Summary Tool (CST) is designed to reduce large quantities of electronic clinical information to the core information required to make specific decisions. By doing so, irrelevant “noise” is eliminated helping to focus decision makers’ attention on processing relevant information. The initial application has been risk assessment and medication history in mental health.
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On launching the app, there are two main areas.
The text panel.
The text panel at the bottom of the page which is filled with default text for treating purposes. If you have your own text, the default text can be cleared with the “clear text” button. You can then paste your own clinical text into the text panel.
The summary panel.
The summary panel in the upper section of the page is the main output and work area.
To generate an initial summary, select a summary type from the drop down menu and click summarise. It may take a minute or two to generate the initial summary depending on the speed of the device you’re using and the quantity of text pasted.
Once the initial summary has been generated, there will be three columns in the summary panel.
The first shows the summary category (for example self-harm) highlighted in dark blue and the relevant keyword highlighted in pale blue. To change a category, click on it. A category panel will open and you can select a different category from the drop down menu. Click the change category button to make the change, otherwise click close to exit the category panel.
The next column shows the related statement found in the original text. To view the context of the statement, click on the statement, a context panel will open. See the context panel details below.
The last column has a delete button. Use the delete button to remove irrelevant statements. The CST may pick up statements containing words that sound like the keyword.
The context panel.
Here you can increase the context of a selected statement. Clicking the increase context button will show the sentences before and after the selected statement in increments of one sentence. Likewise, you can use this approach to decrease the context.
You can add the selected statement with the expanded context to the summary panel by clicking “Add to summary”. This will replace the old statement with the new expanded context and close the context panel.
You can also edit the context by clicking the “Edit context button”. In the context edit panel below the context panel, you can edit the statement/expanded context and add the context to the summary panel.
This panel arranges your edited summary for final output from the tool. Here you can enter a name and an identifier (such as a hospital number) and add it to the summary. Click inside the summary, press ctrl+A to select all and finally Ctrl+C to copy it. You can now paste it into any word processor of your choice.