Fields of application
The app as well as the correspondingbrowser version are intended to provide a quantitative indication in the form of a probability of the presence of a possible, very rare disease and to differentiate it from a chronic or somatoform disease. To this end, patients fill out a questionnaire online on an iPad, the evaluation of which generates diagnostic indications in real time on a remote, data-protected server and displays them on the local iPad. These indications are only visible to authorized medical personnel.
The tool thus supports the physician in his search for the correct diagnosis, especially in the case of diseases that are difficult to diagnose. Typical for these diseases are long latency periods until final confirmation. The name “Short Paths” expresses this and the aim of this tool is to shorten the suffering of patients.
When using the tool in a doctor’s practice, the doctor has the possibility to contact the “colleague computer” via the Internet when the symptoms of a patient are unclear or contradictory.
The algorithms are based on Data Mining techniques in combination with AI procedures, evaluate the response patterns in the corresponding questionnaires and show the doctor the suspected diagnoses in real time.