Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit –

A Rome Foundation/LogicNets® Strategic Partnership

The Rome Foundation in partnership with LogicNets®, producers of intelligent decision-support automation platforms, have developed the Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit, scheduled for release in May 2017. This intelligent software system addresses the sophistication and complexity of FGID diagnosis and treatment 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 Rome IV Multidimensional Clinical Profile for FGIDs (MDCP) that were created by the Rome Foundation Board of Directors and the Rome IV chapter members, thus providing to the clinician advanced methods to diagnose and treat FGIDs. In addition, a select committee of expert clinicians from the Foundation’s Board of Directors have worked over the last two years to refine the information from these resources to create a unique platform to fit the intelligent software platform and will in the future be capable of being modified as new information accumulates. With all the content being incorporated into the intelligent software, the toolkit provides the most up-to-date compendium of clinical information in one place.

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 (Figure 2). Navigating the full range of the 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. Furthermore, users can work with the program in real time in the care of their patients: to enter clinical information at one point in time and come back weeks later to update the database and move through new diagnostic or treatment pathways. The intelligent software program also continues to learn. When decision branches occur that contain uncertainties, the information will be made available to the board of experts who help modify the algorithm, to improve its performance. We believe that this program is truly an innovative leap that will aid practitioners around the world to successfully access Rome expertise, diagnose and treat patients, increase their own knowledge and credentials, and contribute to outcomes-based learning facilitated by the constantly learning system.

Figure 2. Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit (3 year license): $199.95; If ordered before May 10, 2017: $149.95. Special combo package of toolkit, MDCP and Algorithm books for $189.95 *Available at DDW in May 2017.

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