Health is wealth, and so it becomes a serious matter of concern when fact sheets show how uncountable diagnostic errors, inappropriate treatment and overdose of medicines block the flow of good patient care in the healthcare industry. As such, we have taken a commendable step ahead in conceptualizing the idea of a premium software called KNOWMED, enabling doctors to diagnose and treat a patient's condition much more accurately than could ever have been possible through trials and errors. This real-time web-based platform renders instant help in emergency medicine, but there are other advantages as well, such as answering diversified health queries of medical students, patients, and even general public. The queries can range from basic first aid information to long term management of chronic diseases. KNOWMED displays an organized body of research-based medical information, with inputs from experts in the medical field. It can also be linked with Med Sense (The Hospital Information System) to be accessible to doctors in OPD, IPD and Emergencies as well, providing them with reference-ready information to deal with their patients in the best possible ways.

The interface displays various search categories with separate headings to denote the kind of medical queries it would deal with. These categories are as follows

Search by Medical Specialty

Search Ailment

Search by Symptoms

Search Tumor

Search Metabolic Errors

Search Medicines

Search Medical Errors

Search Food/Nutrients

Search Active Compounds

Search by Ailment Organ wise

Search Communicable Diseases

Search Viral Diseases

Search by Disease Diet

Search by Deficiency/ Toxicity

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Diseases are searched on the basis of following parameters

  • Patient’s gender, age and history.
  • Patient’s country, region and area.
  • Symptoms, Life style and diet style.
  • Past history of medication.
  • Diseases are searched by travel details and month as well as stay duration within a country, region and area, so that the communicable diseases prevalent in the region visited can be diagnosed easily.