For the system to work, there must be certain information present. There must be databases set up for patient history, medical best practices, and clinical trials. The system would then check these databases, and pull out relevant information. It would then use this information to build a treatment that would be customized for the current patient and current state of the medical field.
The system shall provide customized treatment plans for patients who have been diagnosed with different diseases.
The system shall confirm a clinical diagnosis given by a medical professional by checking the symptoms present with the diagnosis.
The system shall provide access to relevant clinical trials for a given patient, and give a medical professional the choice of whether or not he or she would like to try and use this particular trial information for their current treatment or enter the patient into said trial.
The system shall provide a plan for preventive care for its patients.
The system shall show the medical best practices of a given diagnosis, and remind a
physician as to what guidelines have not yet been completed.
The system shall track previously diagnosed patients, and check to see if there are any treatments or diagnostic studies that still need to be done.
The system shall be able to differentiate whether a patient has a certain kind of MRSA, and how to treat that patient.
The system shall abide by HL-7 standards.
This system has certain expectations of the user. The user must be able to properly input the symptoms or diagnosis, because if any incorrect input were put into the system, the treatment plan provided by the system would not be valid. Also, the user needs to have some kind of medical experience, and must have a certain level of certification as defined by the medical practice using the system. The user needs to be able to understand the treatment provided, and can be able to act upon that treatment accordingly.
Template based on IEEE Std 830-1998 for SRS. Modifications (content and ordering of information) have been made by Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University (chengb at chengb.cse.msu.edu)