The "Medical Algorithms - Diagnosis and Treatment" is a project
that proposes the development and maintenance of a web-based online
for the use of practitioners, medical teachers,
researchers, health-care managers, Health Insurance Companies, the
College of Physicians and the general public.
The coordinator of the project is the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University
of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania, partners being
ASTRAL TELECOM, the College of Physicians, the
Health Insurance House, and the CFR Hospital, all from Cluj-Napoca.
The project is financed by the
National Program VIASAN of the
Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences.
The results will be disseminated also by publishing the algorithms
both as print and CD versions.
Diagnosis and treatment algorithms represent an excellent method of
solving concrete clinical problems, in line with the European and
international standards and developed by multidisciplinary teams, being
recommended by the experts in the various medical specialties of our
university based on published literature, personal experience,
professional practices of the medical school they represent, as well as
the human, technical and financial resources available.
Diagnosis and treatment algorithms may become medical practice
- The improvement and standardization of medical practice in
order to attain a maximum of efficiency in health care as well as a
cost effective services.
- The provision of a reference system for the financing of
health care by the Health Insurance House and the establishment of the
professional responsibility and error by the Colleges of Physicians and
- The promotion of pragmatic medical teaching system,
adapted to the specific needs of every student group.
The Med-Online database is structured by three levels of
complexity: practitioner, specialist and expert, the first two levels
including algorithms of diagnosis and treatment and the third
significant clinical cases.
The database is developed as two mirror versions, Romanian and
The database, containing all the algorithms, is the intellectual
property of the Cluj University of Medicine and Pharmacy, who
coordinates its development.
Each author hold the intellectual property for the algorithms s/he
develops. The authors and reviewers of each algorithm hold the whole
responsibility for the information they provide.
The database will be:
- Regularly updated.
- Interactive, allowing the two-way flow of information, the
users being able to contribute to the development and maintenance of
the information in the database.
- Open to the cooperation with all categories of
physicians, researchers, academic staff and students who wish to
publish well documented information.
All authors have a web-mail address for correspondence as well as a
personal web page
in which they may publish personal information they
Med-Online database is primarily addressing the needs of young
physicians, medical students, residents and practitioners, actively
involved in the difficult process of medical education. The current
generation of students and residents has grown together with the
Internet, the worldwide encompassing and (largely) free resource. It is
only natural that medical schools should develop into this direction
and make use of the overflowing resources provided by the Internet and
the electronic environment.
At the same time with the publication of the
Med-Online database on
the web, its contents will be also disseminated by print and CD-ROM
formats. This way the information provided by the Cluj University of
Medicine and Pharmacy will be made available also for those less
familiar with the Internet, as a first step towards the Internet-based