Skip to content

Medical Drug Treatment Data through Wolfram Alpha

July 29, 2010

With all the hubbub about Bing and Google, what may be overlooked is that Wolfram Alpha has been consistently adding a lot of data-centric features.

Case in point – Wolfram Alpha recently showed how it is taking NAMCS and NHAMCS data and reparsing it on the fly – allowing users to find an answer to the question “What is the distribution of drugs prescribed for hypertension at the first visit?”  (see screenshot below for how it’s answered & displayed)

As we know, the data isn’t perfect, nor is it entirely understanding of the nuances, but it’s a nice first pass – and arguably easier to use than the source data.

Read the full post here.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: