The medical decision support system allows doctors to more quickly determine the diagnosis and notice even subtle signs of the disease in time. This was reported to the Moscow City News Agency by the chief physician of the City Clinical Hospital 52, the chairman of the interdisciplinary working group for the development and implementation of a medical decision support system, Maryana Lysenko. “The medical decision support system is part of a unified digital healthcare platform created in Moscow and is a reliable assistant for doctors, which saves a specialist's time. While at the reception, the doctor examines the patient, records his complaints and the results of the examination, which he enters into an electronic medical record. Further, artificial intelligence offers the most probable diagnoses, and most importantly, it gives the doctor a hint on which studies need to be prescribed to confirm the diagnosis. The doctor can either agree with this or choose a different diagnosis,”she said.
As the expert explained, at the next stage, the system invites the doctor to use the so-called "package prescription" - a set of studies and analyzes to confirm the diagnosis. She then forms the referrals for diagnostics necessary to confirm the preliminary diagnosis that the doctor has chosen.
“This approach makes it possible to speed up the formation of referrals by 10 times and is convenient for both the doctor and the patient. The main thing that the system allows to do is to pay attention to even the most subtle manifestations of the disease, which, together with other symptoms, can give a more complete picture of the clinical picture. In addition, it allows you to automate processes and give the doctor additional time to work with the patient,”emphasized Maryana Lysenko.
According to her, the medical decision support system is useful for inexperienced professionals. So, if the doctor doubts the appointment, he can turn to the information panel, where a recommendation will appear on the need to prescribe certain studies. Artificial intelligence will direct in the direction of the correct diagnosis, and the "batch appointment" will help to confirm or deny it, the doctor explained.