VisiRule for HealthCare
Medical Expert Systems
VisiRule is an easy-to-use graphical software tool which enables healthcare professionals, such as doctors, researchers and nurses, define and deliver personalised medical advice, diagnosis and treatment guidance online and so provide smarter and more intelligent clinical decision support
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Healthcare Expert Systems
Expert Systems can be used to help support medical staff adhere to best practice, share knowledge in a easy-to-use way, provide expert knowledge of specialist areas as well as potentially allow self-service triage.
In VisiRule, medical knowledge is represented using a simple and intuitive flowchart with logical expressions to evaluate the various branches and control the execution flow. VisiRule charts contain a mixture of text, logic, formulae, algorithms, calculations, explanations, definitions, links and graphics. They can be used to capture best practice clinical expertise from healthcare professionals and make it available to a much wider audience in a straight forwards and self-explanatory manner. This is ideal for Medical Flowcharts, Symptom Flowcharts, Clinical Flowcharts, indeed anywhere where you have a well-defined structured approach to assessing a situation.
Personalised Advice Generation
Expert advice can be generated and made available for patients and staff via a collection of interactive, dynamic questions for people to access, anytime, anywhere and on any device. Once set-up, these automated systems are scalable without requiring any additional staff, delivering consistent and trusted advice and guidance while creating a digital record of each session for future reference. Data which can be used downstream to drive other processes such as Electronic Medical Records, workflow automation and report generation.
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Expert Medical Diagnostic Systems
Application areas include the assessment of symptoms and provisions of initial diagnosis, treatment suggestions, clinical advice generation, and patient intake automation.
VisiRule Author guides the author in the creation of the medical diagnostic chart and creates the appropriate rules. These can be immediately tested using a dynamic questionnaire which contains all the required questions. When you are happy with your logic, you can upload and publish the chart. The presentation of the questions can be customized using standard web technology. As the user answers the questions, the rules are fired and the logic executed. This directs the user to the relevant diagnostic along with a question/answer trail. A graphic of the chart can be displayed at run-time, like a road map, to help people better understand their journey through the medical process.
This means that non-programmers can rapidly build and deliver intelligent, interactive Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) which give medical advice of a consistent and assured quality.
VisiRule enables medical teams to improve their internal processes and productivity, and offer automated innovative services to patients and other staff. In this way, they can reduce both their costs and risks, whilst improving the service they provide both internally and externally.
It can also free some of your best medical brains from having to deal with the routine drudgery associated with those common yet important tasks, and let them focus on the truly complex challenges which are not so easy to automate.
LPA, the company behind VisiRule, has been in the business of delivering solid, efficient and reliable rule-based systems for over 35 years covering areas such as Computational Linguistics, Expert Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems and Diagnostic Systems. You can augment VisiRule's basic decision logic with these other AI techniques.