MEDISTAT is designed to record and help interpret laboratory results, more specifically pathology results. It stores the results of several tests over a number of time periods. The MediStat program provides several methods of assisting the user in analyzing the data. One method in which the MediStat program assists the user is by providing two different graphical views of the data. By interpreting the data graphically for the user, the program allows the user to use their own pattern matching abilities to interpret the data. The other method that the program provides is a primitive diagnosis ability that can make recommendations based on the data available. The design and implementation used object-oriented and hypertext techniques.

I was involved with the architecture, design, and implementation of this project and I was also the project manager for this research sponsored by Lifespan Research Institute and University Park Pathology Associates.

A paper called Probability Graphics Support for Medical Reasoning was written describing the tool and techniques in more details.

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