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Isabel introduces ICD-10 Coding - Who Benefits from ICD-10?

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Isabel Healthcare is pleased to announce that we offer ICD-10-CM coding into all our products. This  includes Isabel the Diagnosis Checklist, the Isabel Symptom Checker, Isabel Active Intelligence and the Isabel Clinical Educator.

Why is ICD-10 needed?

ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases. Believe it or not, ICD-9-CM was introduced more than 30 years ago and today’s healthcare data needs are dramatically different to those in the 1970’s.  ICD-9 is not able to accurately describe diagnoses and inpatient procedures for the care now being delivered.  For Electronic Health Record providers or hospital systems which have integrated Isabel seamlessly in their work flow using ICD-9, there are many benefits of upgrading to ICD-10, and it will advance healthcare in many ways. There will be more streamlined access between Isabel and the system you are integrated into, which will lead to a better workflow and harness the power of both systems.

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Topics: diagnosis tool, icd10

Medical Screening is No Substitute for Good Diagnostic Skills or an Informed Patient

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Two interesting stories appeared in the press recently covering very different approaches to medical diagnosis. The first is a targeted approach and relies on an informed patient while the second is very blunt and relies on medical screening.

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Topics: medical diagnosis, diagnosis tool, Medical Screening

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

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

What's your Medical Diagnosis? 60y, Male, rash, fever, renal failure

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 @ 01:18 PM

The Isabel diagnosis 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.

About the Isabel Diagnosis Challenge

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) publishes interesting presentations of common diseases and unusual cases in the Clinical pathology Conference (CPC) series. These cases are educational and can pose diagnostic challenges even to the expert physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Topics: medical diagnosis, ddx, diagnosis tool, Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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

What's your Medical Diagnosis? Newborn, vomiting, septic shock

Posted by Megan Pennie on Thu, May 03, 2012 @ 07:45 AM

The Isabel diagnosis 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.

About the Isabel Diagnosis Challenge

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) publishes interesting presentations of common diseases and unusual cases in the Clinical pathology Conference (CPC) series. These cases are educational and can pose diagnostic challenges even to the expert physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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

What's Your Medical Diagnosis? 90y, Female, unilateral ptosis

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 @ 10:59 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, diagnosis, medical diagnosis tool, diagnosis tool, clinical evidence

1 Minute Read: Parkinson’s Disease Differential Diagnosis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 @ 06:40 AM

The Isabel 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, medical diagnosis, medical diagnosis tool, diagnosis tool

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