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About John Svirbely, MD

John Svirbely, MD is a founder and Chief Medical Officer of The Medical Algorithms Company and the primary author of its medical algorithms. John is a co-founder of the Medical Algorithms Project and has developed its medical content for nearly 20 years. He has a BA degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University of Maryland. He is a board-certified pathologist with a fellowship in medical microbiology and biomedical computing at Ohio State University. Dr. Svirbely recently retired from private practice and resides near Austin, TX. He has authored multiple books and articles on medical algorithms & medical calculators.

Do Computers Have to Interfere with Doctor Patient Relationships?

2019-08-29T04:07:48+08:00

Do Computers Have to Interfere with Doctor Patient Relationships? The relationship between the doctor and patient is at the [...]

Do Computers Have to Interfere with Doctor Patient Relationships?2019-08-29T04:07:48+08:00

Case Study: Adenocarcinomas and Their Often Misleading Symptoms

2019-08-10T12:05:42+08:00

Medical History Jane is a 40-year-old, married mother of two teenage boys.  She teaches at the local elementary school [...]

Case Study: Adenocarcinomas and Their Often Misleading Symptoms2019-08-10T12:05:42+08:00

Case Study: Surgical Site Infection: Methods of Prevention & Tools for Predicting Risk

2019-08-02T09:48:04+08:00

Medical History A 55-year-old white male has degenerative arthritis of the knees. 10 months ago, the patient underwent total [...]

Case Study: Surgical Site Infection: Methods of Prevention & Tools for Predicting Risk2019-08-02T09:48:04+08:00

Fall Prevention in the Elderly and Other Vulnerable Populations

2018-06-17T02:41:58+08:00

Without gravity there would be no falls. Falls are a major cause of accidental trauma throughout one's life. Often [...]

Fall Prevention in the Elderly and Other Vulnerable Populations2018-06-17T02:41:58+08:00

Holiday Stress Management and Medical Issues – Thanksgiving, Christmas

2017-11-21T05:11:36+08:00

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for many Americans, with an abundance of family, friends, food and football. However, for [...]

Holiday Stress Management and Medical Issues – Thanksgiving, Christmas2017-11-21T05:11:36+08:00

Much To Do About Tattoos: Tattoo Infections & Other Risks

2017-06-24T10:45:10+08:00

Last month the FDA updated its Consumer Report "Think Before You Ink" which outlines some of the adverse effects [...]

Much To Do About Tattoos: Tattoo Infections & Other Risks2017-06-24T10:45:10+08:00

Tools Reduce Hospital Readmissions – Medical Calculators

2017-02-04T17:56:10+08:00

Life is full of things that cause negative feelings. These feelings need to be discharged, and unfortunately some of [...]

Tools Reduce Hospital Readmissions – Medical Calculators2017-02-04T17:56:10+08:00

12 Medical Calculators to Help Achieve Your New Year Resolutions Ideas

2017-01-05T17:32:25+08:00

It is the New Year and once again it’s time to consider a resolution to clean up your act. [...]

12 Medical Calculators to Help Achieve Your New Year Resolutions Ideas2017-01-05T17:32:25+08:00

21 Scores for Comorbid Medical Conditions: Charlson Comorbidity Score & More

2016-10-07T00:42:38+08:00

Comorbidity (also referred to as polypathology) refers to the number and type of health problems that a patient has. [...]

21 Scores for Comorbid Medical Conditions: Charlson Comorbidity Score & More2016-10-07T00:42:38+08:00

Reduce Readmissions with Analytics & CDC Antibiotic Resistance Program

2016-12-15T09:08:07+08:00

This case study discusses hospital readmissions and provides healthcare professionals with recommended medical algorithms in the form of scores, [...]

Reduce Readmissions with Analytics & CDC Antibiotic Resistance Program2016-12-15T09:08:07+08:00

Protecting our Blood Supply: How to Prevent a Blood Transfusion Reaction

2016-09-08T01:53:41+08:00

As Zika virus spreads in North America, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates the blood supply, has [...]

Protecting our Blood Supply: How to Prevent a Blood Transfusion Reaction2016-09-08T01:53:41+08:00

The Many Faces of Sepsis (5): Progression from a Community Acquired Infection

2016-08-19T04:14:40+08:00

Community acquired infection is an important cause of sepsis. While most infections do not result in sepsis, the sheer [...]

The Many Faces of Sepsis (5): Progression from a Community Acquired Infection2016-08-19T04:14:40+08:00

Case Study: Cancer, Sarcoid, or Rose Thorn Infection?

2016-07-29T06:09:11+08:00

This case study highlights medical calculators and analytics which can be instrumental in a physician’s clinical decision making process, [...]

Case Study: Cancer, Sarcoid, or Rose Thorn Infection?2016-07-29T06:09:11+08:00

Many Faces of Sepsis (4): Sepsis Criteria for Vulnerable Patients

2016-07-21T16:49:47+08:00

Some patients may be more prone to sepsis than others, often because of a defect in their host defenses. [...]

Many Faces of Sepsis (4): Sepsis Criteria for Vulnerable Patients2016-07-21T16:49:47+08:00

Many Faces of Sepsis (2): Pediatric and Neonatal Sepsis Algorithms

2016-06-16T03:28:31+08:00

This second article in our series on sepsis, centers on this complex clinical problem in infants and children. Throughout [...]

Many Faces of Sepsis (2): Pediatric and Neonatal Sepsis Algorithms2016-06-16T03:28:31+08:00

Many Faces of Sepsis (1): Cancer Therapy and Management Febrile Neutropenia

2016-06-03T03:38:48+08:00

The purpose of this case study is to highlight ways in which medical algorithms can be integrated into the [...]

Many Faces of Sepsis (1): Cancer Therapy and Management Febrile Neutropenia2016-06-03T03:38:48+08:00

Case Study: Liver Trouble & Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis NASH

2016-04-27T12:31:02+08:00

This case study introduces a patient with non alcoholic steatohepatitis and related conditions, along with suggested medical calculators which [...]

Case Study: Liver Trouble & Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis NASH2016-04-27T12:31:02+08:00

How Medical Algorithms Can Help with End of Life Issues

2016-04-08T08:32:58+08:00

Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new CPT codes (99497, 99498) to encourage advance care planning [...]

How Medical Algorithms Can Help with End of Life Issues2016-04-08T08:32:58+08:00

10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development

2017-03-07T10:55:51+08:00

Keeping an Eye on the Prize: 10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development While at the HIMSS16 conference last week in [...]

10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development2017-03-07T10:55:51+08:00