Data Visualization

  • Christo El Morr
  • Hossam Ali-Hassan
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Health Care Management and Economics book series (BRIEFSHEALTHCARE)


This chapter introduces the concept of data visualization and its role in helping readers understand and interpret data and spot valuable information such as trends and exceptions. The different graphical elements and charts are introduced with examples of healthcare visualizations created using different software tools. This chapter overviews the key relationships in data that can be displayed and highlighted in graphs. The chapter then covers infographics and dashboards, which are visualization-rich tools that are increasingly being used in the healthcare industry. The chapter ends with guidelines for building good visualizations, an outline of software tools that can be used for creating visualizations, a conclusion, and a list of references.


Data visualization Graphs Charts Graphical objects Relationships Infographics Dashboards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christo El Morr
    • 1
  • Hossam Ali-Hassan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Health Policy & ManagementYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of International StudiesGlendon College, York UniversityTorontoCanada

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