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Diagnostic Decision Support: perfect for rare disease awareness

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Rare diseases have become big business. Orphan drugs for rare diseases are expected to account for 19% of all worldwide prescription drug sales by 2020.

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Topics: diagnosis decision support

How to avoid Diagnostic Errors in the ED - Robert Hitchcock, M.D.

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 07:53 AM

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our guest post from Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Vice President, T-System, Inc. describing 'How to avoid Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department'.

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Topics: clinical decision support, diagnosis decision support, T-systems, Robert Hitchcock

What's Your Medical Diagnosis: Painful Muscle Spasms and Hyperreflexia

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 09:57 AM

The Isabel diagnosis tool searches an extensive database of conditions for differential diagnosis support, and we often will test its accuracy with real patient cases from the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Topics: clinical decision support, diagnosis decision support, Differential diagnosis, diagnosis tool

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

Article review: Diagnostic errors in the ICU.

Posted by Jason Maude on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

DDX tools could help to avoid diagnosis errors in the ICU

The idea for the Isabel diagnosis support tool first came to us while sitting in the ICU.  A decade ago, my family and I were spending long hours in the ICU caring for our toddler, Isabel Maude, after she was diagnosed late with necrotising fasciitis. We realized the ICU doctors often can see the long perspective of what happened to a patient, as they see how the patient got there and what mistakes were made along the way. With the luxury of hindsight they can see, for example, that if only a clinician had, metaphorically, turned left instead of right then the patient would not have ended up in ICU.

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Topics: clinical decision support, Misdiagnosis, diagnosis decision support, Differential diagnosis, medical diagnosis, ddx, diagnosis tool, diagnosis generator, diagnostic decision support, ICU

West Nile Virus: Texas Outbreak

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 @ 09:44 AM

Texas is experiencing an outbreak of West Nile Virus which so far has killed 10 people, and an additional 200 people are currently suffering from West Nile Virus.  The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that nearly half of all cases of West Nile so far this year are in the Texas region. 

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Topics: clinical decision support, diagnosis decision support, Differential diagnosis, west nile virus, west nile encephalitis

1 Minute Read: Abdominal Pain Differential Diagnosis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Tue, May 08, 2012 @ 01:40 PM

The Isabel Healthcare 1 Minute Read program highlights various diseases and conditions, providing the Isabel tool differential list. Subscribe to the Isabel blog to receive clinical content and articles.

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Topics: diagnosis decision support, Differential diagnosis, diagnosis tool, nurse, diagnosis generator, Test your Diagnosis Skills

Misdiagnosis of Jayden Wray shows need for diagnosis checklist tools

Posted by Jason Maude on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

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Topics: Misdiagnosis, diagnosis decision support, Differential diagnosis, ddx, medical error, jayden wray, rickets, vitamin d deficiency, rickets differential diagnosis, child abuse, shaken baby

What's your Medical Diagnosis? 63y Female dyspnea, resp. failure

Posted by Megan Pennie on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

The Isabel tool touts an extensive database of conditions for differential diagnosis support, and we often will test its accuracy with real patient cases from the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Topics: diagnosis decision support

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