Symcat is not a doctor. It is, however, quite an impressive “disease calculator” that uses information from patient records to estimate what might be afflicting you. Now, if Symcat’s makers can just give their creation a holographic interface like Star Trek Voyager‘s photonic physician, The Doctor…
- The Rural Assistance Center (RAC), a rural health and human services information portal was created in 2002. RAC helps rural communities access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents. RAC is especially interested in helping rural communities form Health information technology (HIT) systems. One way RAC is working to develop HITs is through augmenting rural access to high speed internet. Given that Sen. Chip Rogers and others want to prevent local and municipal governments in Georgia from supplying internet connectivity to their communities, maybe RAC can provide a cure for short-sighted legislation.
- The Health IT Buzz Blog is a service of the HHS’s very own Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). It answers questions about the nation’s transition to electronic health records.
- Interested in how health care specialists might better use health information technology to make diagnoses? The American Medical Association has a series of tutorials that explain how physicians might integrate HIT in their workflow so as to transform care delivery.
- The UK’s Open Clinical site has an informative introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.
- Memory Alpha, the collaborative project and wonderful reference for everything related to Star Trek has an entertaining collection of all of variations on the “I’m a doctor, not a…” theme.