Interactive Video Technology -- Milestone
global medical community, designed to bring together patients and
doctors, through an innovative artificial intelligence program.
Patients can take their detailed medical history, using an interactive
video nurse, utilizing algorithms which simulate the thinking of
the medical mind. Physicians can interact with the system and drive
the system with their diagnoses and recommendations. Linked to the
physician section are continuing educational modules.
Mom, a feature length drama about self advocacy in healthcare.
Listing http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830693/ . Released August
The New Medical Guardian Electronic Medical Record (2010- present)
Proprietary EMR which is integrated to the Arbor Medicus system
cooperation with nationally acclaimed sleep experts, we utilized
our latest generation Flobase engine to create a cognitive and experiential
learning project with exciting clinical simulation dramatizations.
In addition the the CME experience, the physician learner's scores
are being correlated with actual patient outcomes obtained in the
Arbor Medicus online medical history taking system.
the Migraine Patient (2008)
the expertise of the Michigan Headache Clinic and the Diamond
Headache Clinic, IVT produced an interactive learning program
which incorporated the footage from a feature film. The project
employed key information from the Migraine Communication Study
and used dramatization to fulfill its cognitive as well as affective
the Patient with Headache (2007)
1 and 2: Diagnosis and Management of the Complex Headache Patient
was an online physician education program accredited by ACCME as
well as AAFP. It is unique for its use of the FloBase
Learning Model™ to personalize the learning experience
to the physician's individual learning style, cognitive style and
performance in the video patient simulations. The imbedded lecture
material is determined by the learner's individual needs and utilizes
evidence-based educational technology which matches the physician's
profile. The program also creates patient simulation scenarios which
show the consequences of the learner's choices, good or bad. The
learner is able to configure the experience to their own personal
preferences and receives a summary printout with points to review,
based on their performance in the simulations. The users will be
tested a few months following their experience to determine retention
and impact on their clinical practice. These programs were released
on August 1, 2006 and December 2006, respectively.
Headaches Defined (present day)
Headache Defined is an online program which we developed
to assist headache sufferers better describe themselves to their
doctors. A simple "friendly nurse" video interacts with
the user and asks questions which continually alter a diagnostic
line of inquiry with each response. The program content was overseen
by neurologists at the Michigan Headache Treatment Network and the
Headache Clinic at Harvard University. The logic incorporates 150
pages of clinical guidelines and thousands of different steps through
a complex algorithm, invisible to the user.
surprisingly few questions, the user is given an organized medical
history printout which incorporates the key information needed to
classify their headaches and possibly match one or more of 50 possible
primary headache diagnoses. This is a patient empowerment tool as
well as a precise research instrument.
here to see program
And Migraine Documentary (2006)
produced the 60 minute documentary, "Life and Migraine"
for public television release, released to DVD distribution in January
2006. The documentary combines a dramatic fictional account as well
as revealing interviews of 13 headache sufferers as they recount
their stories of pain, misunderstanding, and, ultimately, hope.
"Life and Migraine," artistically explores the means in
which chronic headache has affected the lives of millions of men
film was a Festival Choice at the Kansas International Film Festival
in 2005 and was the recipient of the Media Excellence Award from
the National Headache Foundation in 2006. The film has also been
endorsed by the American Headache Society and the World Headache
Alliance. It is listed in the Internet Movie Database.
here to see the movie's web site
Video Learning Module for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians
was the first time the FloBase® interactive learning system
was used for large national physician education. IVT engaged 2 migraine
content experts and constructed a learning experience based on the
trainee's demographics, training, specialty and their performance
on a brief pretest. The result was a customized streaming video
lecture and the participants each earned 1 Category I AMA continuing
education credit. The data obtained from the participants gave insight
into the educational needs of diverse physician groups.
Survival Guide (2005)
This is an automated
learning experience for the headache sufferer, who is able to specify
what they want to learn and the program then creates a custom streaming
video presentation just for them and runs it on the web site. This
was created through a pharmaceutical manufacturer grant. In order
to draw viewers, we also produce the television commercials used
to bring people to this useful site.
Headache Clinic (ongoing)
was asked to provide a truly interactive guide to this clinic.
We applied the FloBase® engine to take a prospective patient
through the clinic, based on what they want to see, while gathering
important demographic information about the visitor. This is a
dynamic way for people to learn about the clinic.
GUARDIAN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM (1983-2010)
the Medical Guardian™ as an automated system for managing
the patient population of a clinic. It may well be one of the longest
running office EMR’s in existence. It went into clinical use
in 1983. Early in its development, we decided to isolate the financial
functions of a practice from the clinical operations, so the program
has always been a pure clinical tool. As the sophistication of hardware,
software, networking and the Internet evolved, so did the Medical
Guardian system. In recent years, it has been using an integrated
version of the FloBase® engine for patient interrogation and
It is a management system for the total patient population as a
whole, as well as a management system for the individual patient.