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January 27, 2016

I’m a Doctor but please don’t trust me 100% - Sepsis & William Mead

The good old NHS managed to provide a topic for my blogpost just as I was searching for inspiration!
October 14, 2015

Another missed diagnosis of rickets leads to tragic consequences

The case of Karissa Cox and Richard Carter in the UK has been widely covered. Their baby (due to legal reasons the baby’s name and gender have not..
May 27, 2015

Antibiotic Resistance and Diagnosis Error | 1 Minute Read

What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)? Antibiotics and similar drugs are antimicrobial agents, and have been used for the past 70 years to treat..
June 19, 2013

Documenting Differential Diagnosis - Avoid a Medical Malpractice Case

We are often asked by clinicians whether they would be better or worse off in a malpractice case if there was a record in the medical notes of their..
April 8, 2013

Spotlight on Lawrence Weed, MD - Problem-Orientated Medical Record

Over 45 years ago, in 1968 Dr Lawrence Weed published an  article on Medical Records that Guide and Teach  which described the problem-orientated..
March 27, 2013

Symptom checker featured in Daily Mail article

Yesterday the Daily Mail ran an article entitled “How to avoid misdiagnosis: The online ‘doctor’ even GPs swear by”
September 7, 2012

Article review: Diagnostic 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..
July 21, 2012

mHIMSS: Support for Diagnosis Tools Needs an Attitude Change

Today mHIMSS posted a new article, authored by Jason Maude, the Founder of Isabel Healthcare on the topic of diagnostic decision support tools.
July 20, 2012

Medical Diagnosis error led to Rory Staunton's toxic shock and death

Medical Diagnosis tools can quickly help to identify a "Don’t Miss" Diagnosis, including Toxic Shock Syndrome. The Rory Staunton case highlighted in..
May 15, 2012

Necrotizing Fasciitis Differential Diagnosis - 1 Minute Read

Necrotizing Fasciitis – "Don’t miss" as patient can quickly be severely harmed. Diagnosis is physical:  Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon but..
February 20, 2012

Pediatric Study Assesses Medical Diagnosis Tools in Med Schools

An independent study on diagnosis decision support tools in medical education recently conducted by the Children’s National Medical Center and The..
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