Health care has become one of India's fastest growing sectors in the past decade. A multitude of private players have entered this market, combining to offer high-quality health care and service in world-class hospitals and nursing homes all over India. It has been recognised that a professional approach to hospital administration and better resource allocation will go a long way to ensure both quality and cost-effectiveness in health care in India. The second edition of this successful book contains a well-planned collection of writings on modern hospital management. Revised and updated, it also contains two new chapters that discuss and highlight new developments in this field. The book spans a wide range of issues in modern hospital management, and provides all the necessary knowledge required to set up and run a modern-day hospital efficiently and as an economically viable business. The book also looks at " Customer experience management " Computer-aided diagnosis " Waste management " Financial management " Maintaining medical records " Medical audits " Managing human resources

Computer Aided Diagnosis—Expert Systems

Computer aided diagnosis—Expert systems
JeetPatwari

Part 1: Expert Systems

Introduction

The human race is at a very critical crossroads. Our increasing dependence on machines is growing into an inclination towards machines doing most of our work. Our images of the future are fortified from futurists who have painted a picture of a functional and completely mechanised time, when everything is automated. The technology in health care has come a long way. Back from the days of the discovery of X-rays to the present times of fuzzy logic and Artificial Intelligence, humans have progressively made the diagnosis and cure of disease simpler and more efficient. Knowledge-based Expert Systems (ES) are increasingly being used in the delivery of health care. Presently ES can still be considered to ...

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