Original ArticlesComputer-assisted Diagnostic Checklist in Clinical NeurologyFinelli, Pasquale F. MD; McCabe, Andrew L. Author Information *Department of Neurology, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford †Storrs-Mansfield, CT P.F.F. takes full responsibility for the integrity and analysis of the data. P.F.F. and A.L.M. are the developers of NeurologicDx.com and NeurologyINDEX.com, open access internet resources from which no financial benefit or royalties are derived. A waiver of informed consent has been granted by hospital IRB. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Pasquale F. Finelli, MD, Department of Neurology, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102-5037. E-mail: [email protected]. The Neurologist: March 2016 - Volume 21 - Issue 2 - p 23-27 doi: 10.1097/NRL.0000000000000071 Buy Metrics Abstract Considering computers are more efficient at processing large amounts of information than the human brain, speaks to the need to explore more intelligent computer-assisted diagnostic approaches. Two diagnostic checklist programs, one for single key term entry (NeurologyINDEX), and another, with more advanced algorithms to process multiple key terms and perform additional functions (NeurologicDx) are discussed. Both programs are internet based, access the same database, and are designed to generate diagnostic checklists and disease profiles accessible with hand-held or other computer device. The development of systems that use “smart algorithms” to generate valid diagnostic checklists is the goal. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.