Starter Package “Clinical Building Blocks”—Fuzzy Version
With the fuzzy version of our medical content Starter Package “Clinical Building Blocks”, we provide six fuzzy medical logic modules (fMLMs) which cover basic clinical concepts. The implementation of fuzzy logic allows for a gradual, refined evaluation of clinical criteria and thus avoids missing critical cases. These fMLMs check a patient’s measured test results and send a notification if they indicate fever, leukopenia, leukocytosis, increased CRP, shock, or drop in blood pressure. In contrast to conventional systems, borderline cases are taken into account as well; rules are applied to them and a degree of applicability is calculated, portraying clinical reality more adequately than any other clinical decision support system by avoiding sharp cutoff limits.
These six fMLMs serve as excellent examples for simple and more complex Fuzzy-Arden-Syntax-based clinical knowledge representation and processing and will help you start off your own medical content development with the ArdenSuite. These basic concepts are usually part of any alert or monitoring system in infection management and control and can be used as building blocks to create basic or increasingly sophisticated CDS systems. Pathological value limits and notification texts can be easily adjusted inside each fMLM. Use the Starter Package as a starting point for creating your own selection of fMLM building blocks, or ask us for more.
We offer several application-ready medical content packages that can be used with the ArdenSuite. They target different issues in clinical routine and can be—for example—connected to the hospital’s EMR system. Results can be displayed in an area of the EMR’s user interface.
If you are interested in our medical content packages, contact us today. See also our application-ready Clinical Alerts medical content packages.