Accession Number:

ADA232443

Title:

A Prototype Diagnostic Expert System in Rare Infectious Diseases Using Iliad and Qfever

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 1990

Corporate Author:

APPLIED INFORMATICS INC SALT LAKE CITY UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-25

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This contract at the development of a prototype diagnostic expert system in infectious diseases which might be rare in the United-States but prevalent in foreign countries. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the feasibility of a prototype which is envisioned to operate in remote places where medical expertise about the rare diseases might be scarce and the handling of cases enhanced with the use of such a diagnostic expert system. Qfever was selected as the infectious disease agent for studying the feasibility of a prototype diagnostic expert system. The medical expert system. The medical expert system used in this project is the Iliad program developed by Applied Informatics and the University of Utah. Iliads current knowledge base contains over 1,090 diseases and 5,600 disease manifestations across all of the domains of internal medicine. The primary focus of Iliad is to teach and test clinical problem-solving skills and provide a wide range and variety of simulated patient cases.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE