The FloBase® expert system
engine originated as a medical tool when it was first used to create computer assisted histories in the 1980's and it has been steadily evolving ever since, as it has become an integral part of Arbor Medicus® and other clinical programs.
FLOBASE AND COMPUTER ASSISTED MEDICAL HISTORIES
FloBase histories have been in use for many years and thousands of patients have used it to explore their histories in preparation for clinic visits.
These histories have evolved from the simple branching logic model of the 80's to the present form which is capable of simulating a medical expert to obtain the most accurate data possible. The present design allows the program to spot inconsistencies, form hypotheses and reexplore them. The logic is capable of virtually unlimited levels of complexity, unseen by the patient, and patients marvel at how the program knows which questions to ask.
These history modules may relate to a general screening history, a problem driven return visit history or one driven by a chief complaint. FloBase history questions can be driven by the patient's previous encounters in Arbor Medicus (see below).
The user responds to questions which lead to other questions, simulating an interaction with a skilled interrogator or expert in a given field. The responses to these questions are then processed into a narrative report.
FloBase is also able to minimize inaccuracies related to health literacy and even literacy itself through the use of its interactive video capabilities. Text and video can be substituted to accomodate those who may otherwise be challenged by English.
A detailed "white paper" explaining the advantage of this technology can be seen at this link:
FLOBASE AND ARBOR MEDICUS®
Arbor Medicus is the connection between FloBase and patients. It helps break down communication barriers between patients and doctors by asking intelligent clinical questions and allows the sophisticated report to be sent to the patient as well as their designated physicians. Arbor Medicus® is a work-in-progress as patients and healthcare professionals continue to contribute their comments and input.
More information about Arbor Medicus is available here:
DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS FOR MENTORING AND CLINICAL GUIDELINES
FloBase is well suited to provide online support for complex situations, such as clinical guidelines. FloBase is an excellent process analysis tool.
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THE FLOBASE MEDICAL CONSORTIUM™
The FloBase Medical Logic Consortium is sponsored by FloBase Inc. as a mechanism for medical professionals to collaborate on expert system projects which use the FloBase expert system engine and Arbor Medicus.
HOW A FLOBASE MEDICAL MODULE IS DEVELOPED
The FloBase® development cycle is fast and efficient... and collaborative. See more.
THE MEDICAL GUARDIAN™ ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM
This is an example of FloBase efficiency adapted to a specific application. Click for more information.
FloBase modules are created through an exclusive arrangement with Interactive Video Technology (IVT) who collaborates directly with our clients. IVT will gladly answer any questions you may have about applying FloBase technology to your needs.
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