IBM‘s Emerging Internet Technologies Group develops prototypes and solutions to bring innovative technologies to customers around the world.
Improving the effectiveness and quality of available treatments for various types of cancer.
In collaboration with IBM and the US Cancer Network, Axmor specialists have designed a unique system for the development of clinical guidelines in the treatment of cancer patients. When creating a guideline, a range of factors are taken into account: the patients’ indications, the symptoms of a particular disease, the stage of the disease, and many more besides.The web application consists of two interconnected parts which enable clinicians and other health care decision-makers to create and approve a set of clinical guidelines as well as to create subsequent prescription templates.
The application enables the creation of workflow diagrams which illustrate the development process of clinical guidelines. The diagrams reflect the treatment algorithms for specific groups of patients, applying the latest strategies for cancer care.
Axmor developed a framework for collaboration between clinicians. They discuss, comment and approve treatment algorithms collectively. This procedure is designed to eliminate medical errors in decision-making and works to standardize clinical guidelines.
Axmor developed a query builder that allows filters to be created and saved for a given list of parameters through the use of logical operators. The queries created in this way are used to search for treatment algorithms. The list of parameters includes phase, type, disease, as well as other characteristics.
The application produces prescription templates using the generated treatment algorithms and lists of recommended medications. The templates include information on dosage, interactions, side effects, indications, and many other essential prescription elements.
The system Axmor developed is integrated with popular medical resources such as PubMed, BioPortal and RxNorm. Users have instant access to reference books and scientific publications, which allows them to generate recommendations that meet all current requirements.
The application our team created meets HL7 FHIR standards. This has enabled other organizations working to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments to integrate with our system.
Tight integration with Adobe InDesign allows for easy export of treatment algorithms and corresponding prescriptions in PDF format.