IBM’s Emerging Internet Technologies Group develops prototypes and solutions to bring innovative technologies to customers around the world.
Our objective was to improve the effectiveness and quality of available treatments for various types of cancer.
In collaboration with IBM and the the US Cancer Network, Axmor specialists 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 considered: the patient’s 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, who 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 via 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.