The Epocrates formula is:
Sx --> Dx --> Tx
From Sx (Symptoms) to Dx (Diagnosis) and then Treatment (Tx). Doctors have been following this algorithm for ages but it was not computer generated.
Epocrates SxDx is a new PDA software that you can use to:
1. Enter your patient's symptoms (Sx), physical findings, lab results, and history
2. Generate a diagnosis index (Dx) organized by likelihood
3. Get the correct treatment (Tx) for the most likely diagnosis
I doubt that computers will ever be able to replace the clinical judgment that Robert Centor is
talking about on his blog.
Epocrates & iPhone. Link via Doctor Anonymous.
On Clinical Judgment. DB's Medical Rants
Epocrates SxDx. The Krafty Librarian
An easy way to add new features to Google. Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO, 02/2008.