Note A - BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Health Discovery Corporation (the “Company”) is a biotechnology-oriented company that has acquired patents and has patent pending applications for certain machine learning tools, primarily pattern recognition techniques using advanced mathematical algorithms to analyze large amounts of data thereby uncovering patterns that might otherwise be undetectable. Such machine learning tools are currently in use for diagnostics and drug discovery, but are also marketed for other applications. The Company licenses the use of its patented protected technology and may provide services to develop specific learning tools under development agreements or sell to third parties.
The accounting principles followed by the Company and the methods of applying these principles conform with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). In preparing financial statements in conformity with GAAP, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts in the financial statements. Actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.
The interim financial statements included in this report are unaudited but reflect all adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position and results of operations for the interim periods presented. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The results of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30,2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results of a full year’s operations and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.