Information Systems and Technology (CGU)
Databases and Information Systems
Certain texts, such as clinical reports and clinical trial records, are written by professionals for professionals while being increasingly accessed by lay people. To improve the comprehensibility of such documents to the lay audience, we conducted a pilot study to analyze terms used primarily by health professionals, and explore ways to make them more comprehensible to lay people.
© 2008 Sergey Goryachev, Qing Zeng-Treitler, Catherine Arnott Smith, Allen Browne, Guy Divita, Alla Keselman, Gondy Leroy, and Rosa Figueroa
S. Goryachev, Q. Zeng-Treitler, C. Arnott-Smith, A. Browne, G. Divita, A. Keselman, G. Leroy, and R. Figueroa, "Making Primarily Professional Terms More Comprehensible to the Lay Audience," American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, Washington DC, November 8-12, 2008.