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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

HIV Infection /AIDS – Where are we now in 2012?

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

World AIDS Day is on Saturday 1st December 2012 and the theme for this year is Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination”

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Topics: Differential diagnosis, medical diagnosis, HIV, AIDS, late-stage HIV infection

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

Uganda Ebola outbreak and use of mobile clinical decision support

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 08:13 AM

Isabel Diagnosis spotlight on: Ebola Virus

Article Summary

Ebola is an aggressive virus and requires swift diagnosis, medical attention and containment. Mobile diagnosis applications and clinical decision support can be of great help to assist clinicians in diagnosis and treatment, as mobile access has the distinct advantage over desktop programs in countries that lack onging power sources.

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Topics: clinical decision support, medical diagnosis, ddx, diagnosis, ebola

What's your Medical Diagnosis? Newborn with respiratory failure

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

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Topics: medical diagnosis, ddx, herpes simplex, newborn

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: 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

Isabel at HIMSS 2012 - Interviews on diagnosis decision support

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

At HIMSS 2012, several healthcare publication reporters and bloggers interviewed Isabel Healthcare executives in Las Vegas, Feb 22-24, 2012.

Healthcare Informatics reporter Gabe Perna reported on Orlando Health using the Isabel diagnosis tool. Read the full article.

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Topics: medical diagnosis, Healthcare Informatics, HIMSS2012

What's Your Medical Diagnosis? 75 yr Male, Memory Loss, Seizures

Posted by Megan Pennie on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

The Isabel tool touts an extensive database of conditions, and we often will test its accuracy with New England Journal of Medicine cases.

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Topics: diagnosis decision support, medical diagnosis

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