In general practice, there is a large number of ever changing guidelines to keep track of. Since the number of types of managed medical
problems is so large, any particular physician will rarely receive timely training in any particular problem he may need to handle. This
calls for better methods of dissemination of new findings in the form of guidelines. These better methods must ensure that the physician
is automatically made aware of new guidelines, even if he is not aware that new discoveries have been made. The only way to ensure that
this effectively happens is if the physician uses the guidelines as his primary tool, not as an optional add-on, and the only way this
can be done in a generalized way is with iotaMed.
Specialists have a smaller range of managed problems, and have it easier to stay up to date on the evolution of the science behind the
management. However, even in the most routine treatments, checklists have proven to greatly reduce mistakes (see Atul Gawande, "The Checklist
Manifesto"). iotaMed is a more flexible and advanced form of checklist, and fills that function for any speciality.