Well, it had to happen. The Doctor Will B.R.M.S. you now is an article that appeared in the NY Times. It does give a good shot-in-the-arm to the industry as a whole and ILOG in particular. There's also an article on Google in the health industry that is interesting reading. I only hope that someone there actually read the MYCIN book before starting out on this project. What's new is old and what's old is new.
MYCIN was done in the late 70's and early 80's by the uber-geeks at Stanford in CA and CMU in PA. And it did a good job. Back then nobody trusted computers so they didn't use it in diagnosis even though it did a better job than did the doctors. Today, maybe it will have a better chance.