Forbes for Medify

September 30, 2011

Medify mines Medline, the largest database of medical studies. Founder Derek Streat and his team tabulate a list of criteria they think are important to arrive at a score. Medify’s algorithm assigns what Streat calls “a strength of evidence” or “Hotness” to a group of inputs, which is essentially a weighting system. It takes into account, for example, how often a treatment has been studied, how many patients have been studied, the number of clinical trials, and outcomes. Those inputs are constantly refined.

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