Burlington, Vt., is marketing medical software that, when given a list of patient symptoms, can return a probable diagnosis. Called Problem-Knowledge Couplers, this software collects and organizes patient data and compares it against medical knowledge databases. It is used by the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and West Virginia. Apelon Inc.,
Ridgefield, Conn., has been awarded $14.9 million by the National Library of Medicine to further develop and maintain standardized medical terminologies for the library's Unified Medical Language System. These terminologies are used by health care organizations to capture and cross-correlate clinical data.