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Computer repertories

  1. 1. A CURSORY LOOK AT THE COMPUTER REPERTORY By- Dr. Mohit Mathur (Reader) Dept. of Medicine NHMC & H
  2. 2. COMPUTERREPERTORIES The computer repertories have revolutionized the way we access the mammoth database of homoeopathic literature.
  3. 3. ADVANTAGEOFCOMPUTERSOFTWARES When harnessing the clinical experience of homoeopathic experts around the world. Searching the required information in the ocean of literature.  Adding one’s clinical experience to the existing wealth of knowledge.
  4. 4. IMPORTANT COMPUTER REPERTORIES Salient features
  5. 5. RADAR: (RAPID AID TO DRUG AIMED RESEARCH)  It is based on synthesis  It contains all the source repertories made till date.  Case can be analysed through several ways which include Vithoulkas expert system, Herscue module, Prakash Vakil module etc.  Radar 8 introduced the function of confidence levels. Physician can decide which minimum confidence level to use. The higher the minimum confidence level, the less information is displayed but the more trustworthy this information will be.  It contains Encyclopedia Homoeopathica, the largest, most reliable and structured homoeopathic reference library.
  6. 6. RADAR: (RAPID AID TO DRUG AIMED RESEARCH)  It consists of more than 2,00,000 pages of homoeopathic literature on materia medica, philosophy, therapeutics, seminars, cases and journals.  It enables direct connection between repertory and materia medica. One can repertorise the case directly from materia medica.  It possess a new revolutionized graphical interface.
  7. 7. MAC REPERTORY  Designed by classical homoeopaths, graphic artists and computer programmers  Contains more than 30 repertories; 3,10,000 cross references and a wealth of synonyms, with easily understandable visual layout.  Features such as: Click on a cross – reference to leap to the exact rubric of the repertory or select a rubric and open it in multiple repertories, are very helpful.  (eg : if u have rubric “fear, dogs” in complete repertory & u want the same rubric in Kent repertory then the software will open the same rubric in Kent repertory by just one click)  Reference Works is a rich, revolutionary analysis system based on a huge library of more than a thousand volumes of materia medica: from old rare journals to the latest provings and everything in between.  You have a Repertory on the screen that looks like the book on your desk, only it is much more flexible & powerful.
  8. 8. MAC REPERTORY  Customization in all areas: one can choose to see the sub-rubrics and remedies or hide the sub- rubrics and remedies.  Flexibility :  Type any word and “instantly” see “every” rubric associated with it and scroll down to select only the rubric u want to record.  Select a remedy to see the rubrics associated with it or select a family or even two families combined, to see the associated rubrics.
  9. 9. MAC REPERTORY  The version of mind-mapping, long advocated by Louis Klein, that groups rubrics into “themes”. By creating themes in this way one have a clear, visual representation of what is more central to the case. This Approach, unique to Mac repertory, focuses your thinking and leads to more consistent results.  “The theme analysis is tuned to emphasize the generals – collecting a pool of likely remedies – and then use the peculiars to zero-in-on the precise one”. You have complete control over the analysis; emphasize small remedies, nosodes, polychrests, plants, sycotic remedies , mineral remedies and much more.
  10. 10. MAC REPERTORY  With many beautiful graphs, mac repertory excels at presenting the best remedies for a case.  Mac Repertory turns repertories into “valuable tools for research.” For example: With a couple of clicks one can discover all the rubrics of anxiety having the remedy medorrhinum, all the rubrics of anxiety having remedies medorrhinum and arsenic or all the rubrics of anxiety having the remedy medorrhinum but not arsenic.
  11. 11. HOMPATH  It was developed in India by Dr. Jawahar Shah.  Hompath classic version 8.0 consist of 11 modules with over 300 select homoeopathic books and repertories.  Quick Rep: an instant repertorization module which allows the physician to repertorize while the patient narrates symptoms.  Group symptoms: allows analysis of symptoms based on groups.  Materia Medica Elite: an elite compilation of remedies with their complete details is provided.  Hompath Assist: is a personal organizer which has a schedular where one can fix appointments and schedules.
  12. 12. CARA & SIMILIA  These software programmes have been developed in England.  CARA is a repertory software which is based on IBM/DOS world and has certain new features of browsing between repertories making a combined search between repertories.  One can add new rubrics and can create one’s own repertory. SIMILIA is similar to reference works i.e. to search and browse between different materia medicas and other literature related to therapeutics.
  13. 13. CARALITE  Caralite is a baby sister to ever popular CARA program. It contains a unique electronic repertory called the combined repertory as the source of information.  The combined repertory is originally based on Kent’s repertory but has been considerably expanded and now contains thousands of additions.
  14. 14. POLYCHRESTA  This software is developed by Dolphin Cybernetic systems Pvt. Ltd., Thane.  It contains five Repertories and six Materia Medicas and use different innovative techniques to use these repertories.
  15. 15. ORGANON ‘96  Organon ‘96 is based on the standardized case record (SCR) system.  The SCR system is a monumental work wherein Dr. ML Dhawale has systematized the practice of homoeopathy through integrating the approaches of Boenninghausen, Kent and Boger.  Based on a sound and integral clinical experience, one is able to perceive the living demonstration of the first six aphorisms of Organon of Medicine in the SCR system.

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