Maxwell Black Posted about 3 years ago Thomas Goetz: It's time to redesign medical data Good presentation but i'm not sure I agree with the premisses you start with. Lab tests are for the doctor because it is the doctor that has the knowledge to advise you. Everyone wants to be a doctor nowadays and do what they think is right but people have to face the fact that doctors know more about their health then the patient does. The idea you shared (of coloured labs) is a good idea to elucidate the patient and, if applied should be complementary to the traditional lab test result but never a replacement. The fact that the first blood test (6 pages) was summarised into a single page clearly revels a flaw in the process: the test became so patient focused that it suppressed potentially important information. In conclusion, OK maybe the system we have nowadays is a bit data-packed but it is important and possibly vital data.