Rome IV Resources for FGID Diagnosis and Treatment Now Available in Online Platform

The Rome Foundation, in collaboration with LogicNets, has created the  This new intelligent software system addresses the sophistication and complexity of FGID diagnosis and treatment protocols by providing an online resource to assist practitioners in achieving optimal clinical outcomes. It offers a powerful online and interactive approach for accessing the combination of the Rome IV Diagnostic Algorithms and the MDCP treatment guidelines on-demand and at the point of care.

The Rome Foundation and LogicNets jointly previewed the Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit at the Rome Foundation booth at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in San Diego California, May 21-25, 2016.

The new online system, designed to interactively deliver advanced Rome knowledge to physicians and clinicians via any browser based device will be released during the early 3rd quarter of 2016.

“In partnering with LogicNets, we have developed an interactive platform for our Rome IV educational materials,” commented Dr. Douglas Drossman, President of The Rome Foundation. “By combining and integrating both the diagnostic and treatment decision making tools, this system approximates how clinicians think through the complex challenges of working with their patients having FGIDs. It will enhance the value of our books and other educational resources by adding a tool that is more proximate to the way good expert clinicians think.”

“Rome Foundation is recognized as providing global standards of excellence for understanding and treating FGIDs. We could not ask for a better content partner to demonstrate the value of our platform in making complex critical knowledge easily accessible and usable for patients at the point of care,” said Jelle Ferwerda, President and CEO of LogicNets.  “We look forward to a positive reception from the worldwide Rome community and to offering a new venue for Rome content to be accessed and used directly by provider organizations as part of the incorporation of CDS technology into the Healthcare IT infrastructure stack.”

Using any browser-enabled device, physicians and clinicians interact visually with Rome algorithms and guidelines, seeing all relevant decision pathways developed from actual clinical cases and using touch inputs to highlight and activate the pathways that lead to the optimal outcomes and recommendations. The platform operates in the ways that clinicians need to work: by using a logical, multidimensional and yet individualized framework for proper decision making.  The acquired information is derived from true-to-life clinical cases.  The underlyling decision-making content was created and modified through a consensus process involving the Rome Foundation Board of Directors and the Rome IV chapter committee members, comprised of leading experts from around the world. As a result, the decision pathways are based on the most up to date and authoritative body of knowledge that has ever existed for the FGIDs.

The system is designed to accommodate the user’s own clinical workflow. The program responds using its extensive database of information and then interactively guides practitioners through a series of questions that help shape the diagnostic and treatment pathways to offer the best options.  Navigating the full range of ROME IV diagnostic algorithms and MDCP treatment guidelines is unusually flexible, letting the user explore, select, and de-select different factors or decision points in any order.  At each decision point, users have dynamic access to relevant informational resources to confirm their conclusions or to get enhanced guidance for providing accurate inputs.

The new Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit will be available directly from Rome Foundation.  LogicNets also plans to make the system available to its healthcare provider organization customers who use LogicNets’ decision support platform as a means of enhancing clinical and administrative processes and workflow at the point of care.


About LogicNets

Since 2004, LogicNets has focused on developing its LogicNets Expert Decision Support platform allowing organizations to capture their expertise and make it available on-demand to all players (staff, partners, patients, customers, etc) via online applications accessible from any location or standard device. The LogicNets Clinical Decision Support Platform is offered either as a cloud-based hosted service (SaaS) or a locally installed web-enabled application. For more information on LogicNets in healthcare, please visit

About The Rome Foundation

The mission of The Rome Foundation is to improve the lives of people with functional GI disorders. An independent organization, The Rome Foundation provides support for scientific research and the development of educational information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).
Over the last 20 years, The Rome Foundation has sought to legitimize and update our knowledge of the FGIDs. This has been accomplished by bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the world to classify and critically appraise the science of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction. This knowledge permits clinical scientists to make recommendations for diagnosis and treatment that can be applied in research and clinical practice.  The Rome Foundation is committed to the continuous development, legitimization and preservation of the field of FGIDs through science-based activities. We are inclusive and collaborative, patient-centered, innovative and open to new ideas.