MediDSS Features

MediDSS provides reminders and prompt alerts and recommendations on pathologies, diagnosis and therapies. MediDSS is easy to use, fast and effective and it can either be run as a  standalone application or as a CDSS interface to EMR and EHR software.

MediDSS is available in two formats: as a web application and/or as a native mobile application (downloadable from  Apple, Google and Microsoft app stores). It’s a multi-platform app designed to  run on Windows, Linux and Mac computers, Apple iOS, Android, and Windows tablets through one user interface.
MediDSS includes the following modules:
  • Rule Assistant
  • Drug Assistant
  • Guideline Assistant
  • Form Assistant

Rule Assistant

The MediDSS Rule Assistant is build upon a  set of evidence-based healthcare decision support rules, called scripts. Technically speaking,  a script is a piece of program code. Some scripts, such as those for the Drug Assistant and the Guideline Assistant, are integrated into the source code of EBMeDS MediDSS’s engine. These scripts allow for  large amounts of data to be read from auxiliary files.

The Rule Assistant contains independent auxiliary-file scripts which can return a variety of information. Some of these scripts are intended for global (international) use, but others   are localized for   national, local or organizational  use.

Rule Assistant returns three categories of messages:
  • Reminders
  • Prompts
  • Alerts
Messages can be changed according to the user's profile: physician, nurse or patient.


Drug Assistant

The MediDSS Drug Assistant is designed to assist  clinicians in the selection of appropriate drugs and in the adjustment of  drug treatments, by taking into account as many factors as possible. The Drug Assistant uses patient data to customize medical recommendations according to:
  • Age
  • Renal function
  • Adverse drug reaction history
  • Ongoing medication
  • Current medical diagnosis
  • Pregnancy and lactation
The Drug Assistant returns reminders about drug-to-drug interactions, drug contraindications, drug indication and/or recommendation as well as specific information about renal malfunction, pregnancy and lactation.

The Drug Assistant is based on Medbase’s SFINX, Renbase, Gravbase and Lactbase databases.


Guideline Assistant

The MediDSS Guideline Assistant returns a customized set of links based on a patient’s diagnostic   record.  It generally  provides the Duodecim Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines (EBMG) as a default standard guideline set, but  other guideline sets can be added to the  app by indexing  other  guidelines through  a diagnostic coding system ( e.g. ICD-10, ICD-9CM etc.).

Links may be opened within MediDSS, without leaving the application.

The Guideline links can be changed according to the user’s profile: physician, nurse or patient.


Form Assistant

The MediDSS Form Assistant is based on scripts that  allow for patient data to be incorporated into different types of electronic form templates. The link lists are generated based on available patient data (e.g. links to diagnosis-specific screen views get  displayed only  if the specified diagnosis  features on the patient’s  medical record).

The links are listed in the Form Assistant’s Menu, which is an XHTML document dynamically created by EBMeDS, MediDSS’s engine.


The menu links can be  incorporated into different electronic form  templates. The typical form templates are:

  • Calculators
  • Consultation and/or Referrals letters
  • Plans (e.g. care plans or rehabilitation plans)
  • Certificates
  • Discharge notes
  • Interactive algorithms charts
  • Diagnosis-specific overviews