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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.

Holiday Stress Management and Medical Issues – Thanksgiving, Christmas

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

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, Christmas 2017-11-21T05:11:36+00:00

Much To Do About Tattoos: Tattoo Infections & Other Risks

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

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

Tools Reduce Hospital Readmissions – Medical Calculators

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

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

Tools Reduce Hospital Readmissions – Medical Calculators 2017-02-04T17:56:10+00:00

12 Medical Calculators to Help Achieve Your New Year Resolutions Ideas

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

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

5 Medical Calculators for Exotic Animal Bites and Risk Assessment

2016-12-14T13:04:03+00:00

Some people are drawn to the exotic or esoteric, including their choice of pets. Exotic pets have become widespread [...]

5 Medical Calculators for Exotic Animal Bites and Risk Assessment 2016-12-14T13:04:03+00:00

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

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

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 & More 2016-10-07T00:42:38+00:00

Reduce Readmissions with Analytics & CDC Antibiotic Resistance Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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+00:00

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

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

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

Many Faces of Sepsis (3): Obscure Causes Sepsis Infection

2016-12-09T02:20:01+00:00

Our third article in the series on sepsis, centers on obscure causes that sometimes make sepsis difficult to diagnose. Throughout the [...]

Many Faces of Sepsis (3): Obscure Causes Sepsis Infection 2016-12-09T02:20:01+00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Case Study: Liver Trouble & Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis NASH

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

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

How Medical Algorithms Can Help with End of Life Issues

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

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

10 Basic Rules for Clinical Algorithm Development

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

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

Can Medical Algorithms Help to Reduce Telemedicine Liability?

2016-12-15T10:12:57+00:00

Telemedicine has come a long way over the past 20 years. Modern technology has made it accessible to an [...]

Can Medical Algorithms Help to Reduce Telemedicine Liability? 2016-12-15T10:12:57+00:00

How Medical Algorithms Are Used in Clinical Trial Design

2016-12-15T09:29:56+00:00

Clinical trials play an important role in evidence-based medicine. It is necessary to know how a therapy performs under [...]

How Medical Algorithms Are Used in Clinical Trial Design 2016-12-15T09:29:56+00:00

Embracing Disruptive Information Technologies in Healthcare

2016-12-15T09:58:15+00:00

Some aspects of medicine have not changed very much over the centuries. As new decision support systems become available [...]

Embracing Disruptive Information Technologies in Healthcare 2016-12-15T09:58:15+00:00

Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare with Automated Medical Algorithms

2016-12-15T09:32:11+00:00

In September, 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. This report [...]

Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare with Automated Medical Algorithms 2016-12-15T09:32:11+00:00

Why MedalPacks? Automated Medical Calculator Collections

2016-12-15T10:04:49+00:00

A medical algorithm (medical calculator) that is used by itself can solve a specific problem. However, medical algorithms must [...]

Why MedalPacks? Automated Medical Calculator Collections 2016-12-15T10:04:49+00:00

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

2016-12-15T10:06:15+00:00

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 Risk 2016-12-15T10:06:15+00:00

How Automated Medical Algorithms Can Improve Patient Safety

2016-12-15T09:36:39+00:00

GA Miller studied the limits of human cognition. He found that the number of discrete items that a person [...]

How Automated Medical Algorithms Can Improve Patient Safety 2016-12-15T09:36:39+00:00

Congestive Chart Failure and Electronic Health Record Systems

2016-12-15T10:05:31+00:00

Years ago you could find patient charts on the oncology or transplant service that were a foot thick or [...]

Congestive Chart Failure and Electronic Health Record Systems 2016-12-15T10:05:31+00:00

Risks to Patient Safety: Calculating Algorithms by Hand

2016-12-15T09:47:50+00:00

While medical algorithms can be valuable decision support tools, calculating them by hand can bite you. With hand calculations, [...]

Risks to Patient Safety: Calculating Algorithms by Hand 2016-12-15T09:47:50+00:00