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Differential Diagnosis - Who uses Isabel and When? Ambulatory setting

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 @ 11:58 AM

As Isabel is sometimes regarded as ‘disruptive’, we thought that an overview of “who” uses Isabel and “when” would be helpful to both current  and future Isabel users to understand how it can often make a major significant impact in patient outcomes with no negative impact on workflows.  This is the first in a series of three blog posts.  Below is a synopsis of “who” uses Isabel followed by instances of “when” they use it. We thought the best way to illustrate this would be to provide some actual cases.  The series will look at the ambulatory, emergency and inpatient settings.  Today’s blog post will cover some cases that came from the ambulatory setting and how diagnostic decision support (DDS) helped them.

Isabel is currently mainly used by:

  • Physicians and PA’s in ED’s, hospitals, urgent care clinics and Physician practices
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Schools
  • Residency Programs
  • Nursing Schools
  • Legal and risk management teams
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Topics: Differential diagnosis, diagnosis error, differential diagnosis tool, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioners, Residency Program, physician assistant

Symptom Information: Insomnia

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:51 PM

Symptom:

Insomnia:  Other names: sleeplessness, hyposomnia, insomniac, wakefulness, sleep difficulty, dyssomnia, difficulty in sleeping, sleep deprivation, sleep disturbance.

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Topics: symptom checker, diagnose me, differential diagnosis tool, insomnia, sleeplessness, sleep difficulty, sleep disturbance

How Isabel - Diagnosis Decision Support is used in residency programs

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 @ 10:42 AM

Isabel is used around the world by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  In the United States, within the hospitals, physician practices, medical and nursing schools that use Isabel, we see the various groups incorporating Isabel into their workflow.  Now that Isabel is available on smart phones and tablets such as iPhones, Droids and iPads, Isabel is that much more accessible at point of care.  Today we want to talk you about how several residency programs around the country have integrated Isabel into their workflow.  

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Topics: clinical decision support, diagnosis decision support, medical school, Isabel, residents, residency programs, diagnostic skills

Symptom Information: Sore Throat

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 @ 04:08 PM

Symptom:

Sore throat (Other names: Pharyngitis, inflammation of the pharynx, raw throat, pharyngeal inflammation, throat pain).  

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Topics: diagnosis decision support, symptom checker, symptoms, diagnose me, diagnosis tool, Sore Throat, Pharyngitis, raw throat, throat pain

Symptom Information: Nose Bleed

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 03:50 PM

Symptom:

Nose bleed (Other names: Epistaxis, nasal haemorrhage).

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Topics: diagnose me, epistaxis, nose bleed, nosebleed, nosebleeds, nose bleeds, nose bleed causes, frequent nose bleeds, what causes nose bleeds

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