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What's your Medical Diagnosis? 70y F, Fever and Back Pain

Posted by Megan Pennie on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:46 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.

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What's your Medical Diagnosis: Abdominal Pain, Hematochezia, Anemia

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 09:32 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.

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What's your Medical Diagnosis: Abdominal Pain, Altered Mental State

Posted by Megan Pennie on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 09:40 AM

The Isabel medical 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.

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St. Louis Children's Hospital Selects Isabel for Medical Diagnosis

Posted by Megan Pennie on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department Deploys Isabel Diagnosis Decision Support Tool

Medical diagnosis software tool will assist St. Louis Children’s ED clinicians to develop differential diagnosis lists and find the right diagnosis faster

We are impressed with the performance of Isabel. It empowers our doctors in making the right decisions and arrive at the right diagnosis as quickly and efficiently as possible
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Topics: ddx, medical diagnosis tool, St. Louis Children's Hospital

What Users Say about Isabel's Medical Diagnosis Tool

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

We have recently enjoyed hear from delighted users about their reactions to and love of the Isabel medical diagnosis tool and iPhone app. Below are some excerpts that simply speak for themselves.

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Health 2.0 in Berlin: Jason Maude speaks on Isabel medical diagnosis

Posted by Megan Pennie on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 @ 09:20 AM

The Health 2.0 Conference in Berlin Germany is approaching and will be held on November 6-7, 2012. The conference will host  Speakers Tim Kelsey, the Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data for the UK Government, and Peter Levin, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary and CTO at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This international event will host these among the 75 speakers from 25 different countries at Health 2.0 Europe 2012.

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What's your Medical Diagnosis: Neck Pain, Hoarseness, Dysphagia

Posted by Megan Pennie on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 11:52 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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Medical Diagnosis error led to Rory Staunton's toxic shock and death

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 10:31 AM

Medical Diagnosis tools can quickly help to identify a "Don’t Miss" Diagnosis, including Toxic Shock Syndrome.

The Rory Staunton case highlighted in the news has shown how important it is to promptly evaluate and work up a patient for insidious symptoms which commonly occur across conditions -- and keep an open mind during diagnosis, avoiding premature closure.  The 12 year old suffered a minor cut to his arm while playing basketball. Within 24 hours, he was developing symptoms of vomiting, fever and leg pain, was seen by various medical professionals from his pediatrician to the hospital’s ER department over the next 48 hours, and then was treated for viral gastroenteritis and dehydration, and sent home when his vitals returned to normal.  The symptoms were broad and quite common in a variety of medical conditions, but a broad differential should have been worked through by the medical staff treating Rory until they had ruled out conditions and arrived at a correct final diagnosis. 

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What's Your Medical Diagnosis? 82y M, persistent ulcers on hands

Posted by Megan Pennie on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

#12:1.  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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New! Isabel Medical Diagnosis iPhone App is Live on iTunes!

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

Isabel Diagnosis Support iPhone App Just Released

We just released the first Isabel iPhone app, available at http://itunes.com/apps/Isabel  or in the iTunes® App store when you search for Isabel. The public announcement is still a few weeks away, but thought we would make the Isabel app available to our existing supporters to get their feedback.  Initial response has been great with solid 5-Star ratings in the UK and US app stores and some glowing reviews. As far we can tell, Isabel is the only app that enables searching by multiple symptoms.

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Topics: medical diagnosis tool, Isabel Diagnosis App

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