Although Healthcare is a perfect fit for Business Rules technology, the providers have been late to adopt the technology. We have seen many healthcare insurance companies use rules for eligibility or claims processing, but providers are lagging. I was delighted to attend a session at BBC on Cancer Care.
Michael Katz, BS/MBA at International Myeloma Foundation, gave us a heartbreaking overview of the disease… incurable but treatable.
The project focused on providing timely information to diagnosed patients healthcare providers. The solution is available on the internet, with an iPad client available.
Michael shared a demo of the rules they created to detect anemia or bone issues for example.
The iPad application interprets the input data (gender, serotonin level, etc.) by invoking the rules running in a web service.
Nurses have written a 60-page survivor care plan, which they are translating into business rules now.
Similarly, they are translating a 10-step guide for the newly diagnosed (get the correct diagnosis, tests you really need, initial treatment options, supportive care…).
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