The Medicomp MEDCIN Engine

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MEDCIN® was built for a very specific purpose: To present relevant clinical concepts in less than a second for any of tens of thousands of diagnoses or patient presentations.

1978 2020  

In the beginning

When Peter Goltra began developing MEDCIN in 1978, he was guided by the belief that the most powerful computer in any exam room is the one between the clinician’s ears. Physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals are among the most highly trained workers in the world and don’t need computers to tell them what they already know – which is why MEDCIN is designed to support clinical thought processes and workflows that provide clinicians with patient- and problem-specific information at the point of care.

MEDCIN: Built by physicians for physicians

Medicomp, with the most experienced physicians and brightest information technologists have worked to create the industry’s leading clinical engine – widely known as MEDCIN. Surpassing its predecessors, MEDCIN goes beyond terminology standards to creating clinical relevancies and connections that help guide precise and accurate care to patients.

To present

For more than 40 years, Medicomp Systems has worked in partnership with physicians to build and update the Medicomp MEDCIN Engine. Clinicians from institutions including Harvard, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and the U.S. Department of Defense have dedicated tens of thousands of hours providing input and expertise to ensure MEDCIN meets the needs of physicians.

The Medicomp MEDCIN Engine includes:

400,000+ Clinical Concepts


100+ M Clinical Relevancy Links


100k Diagnoses

Quippe Clinical Lens, Built on MEDCIN

Today’s healthcare problem isn’t a lack of data; it’s a lack of usable data. Quippe® Clinical Lens uses MEDCIN's intelligence links to identify and interpret disorganized, complex arrays of medical data and transforms that data into actionable information and clinical insights – all within the physician’s workflow.

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MEDCIN also contains more than 10 million mappings to terminologies and code sets including:

  • ICD10
  • CPT
  • RxNorm
  • UNII
  • CVX
  • CCC
  • DSM5

It is optimized for real-time use, is scalable and extremely efficient, and, supports artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

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Did you know?

MEDCIN concepts have been included in the UMLS Metathesaurus since 2008 and are designated as a category 3 license.

MEDCIN’s Purpose-built Structure

In designing MEDCIN, Medicomp used a radically different data structure to link “clinical nodes” to one another to aid the clinician thought process. This required a purpose-built structure using graph database technologies to support the connection of hundreds of millions of clinical concepts within the MEDCIN engine.

There’s so much more to MEDCIN under the hood.

Purpose-built to Address EHR Challenges

The purpose-built structure helps address the technical challenges of processing thousands of connections in milliseconds and presenting relevant concepts at the point of care. The concepts also help clinicians address:


Clinical Documentation for Multidisciplinary Teams


Clinical Quality Measures


Coordination of Care


Coding and Billing Accuracy


Quality Reporting and Reimbursement

Quippe Solutions

Medicomp Systems has developed a suite of solutions known as Quippe. These include:

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