Decision intelligence is a framework to apply an interdisciplinary set of technologies to solve the world's most complex problems in an increasingly nonlinear and rapidly changing world. Technology includes predictive intelligence, visual decision modeling, complex systems modeling, big data, predictive analytics, machine learning. UX design, statistical analysis, business intelligence, business process management, causal reasoning, evidence-based analysis, and more. For an overview, see the webinar at http://youtu.be/XRTJt3bVCaEand more videos at http://www.youtube.com/quantellia. Many of these topics are vigorously discussed in the LinkedIn group Effective Decision Making in the Midst of Complexity: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=205078. Also see http://www.quantellia.com
How wonderful it is that the NHS has moved beyond simplistic decision support, and embraced the complexities of the behavioral context, including life stage and lifestyle choices, in the medical decision-making process. There are also complex interactions between the doctor, patient, and information resources that seem to be well-understood here.
Personally, I've had to make some of these same complex medical decisions for myself over the last few years. I could have used a PDA, for sure!