ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Isabel Healthcare announced today that it has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority as a core strategy to assist in reducing diagnosis error.
“We understand the complexities and constraints of traditional diagnostic practices and believe Isabel’s tool complements and strengthens doctors’ expertise at the times they need it most. We are confident that Isabel Healthcare can play a significant role in helping to improve diagnosis quality.”
The September Patient Safety Advisory (http://www.patientsafetyauthority.org/ADVISORIES/AdvisoryLibrary/2010/Sep7(3)/Pages/76.aspx) published by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority reviews the common causes of diagnosis error, those diagnoses most effected by diagnosis error and risk reduction strategies that facilities, diagnosing physicians, and patients themselves can undertake to decrease diagnostic error and increase patient safety.
Diagnosis error, whether misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, remains one of the leading causes of patient injury and an underlying cause of adverse patient safety related events. The associated downstream clinical, financial, and legal impact is burdensome to all involved, institutions, providers, insurers and most importantly patients.
“To have Isabel recognized by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority as a strategy to assist in reducing diagnosis error is a tremendous honor,” said Jason Maude, Founder of Isabel Healthcare. “We understand the complexities and constraints of traditional diagnostic practices and believe Isabel’s tool complements and strengthens doctors’ expertise at the times they need it most. We are confident that Isabel Healthcare can play a significant role in helping to improve diagnosis quality.”
The Isabel application provides decision support for physicians at the first and most important point of the care process, the diagnosis decision. Getting the diagnosis right the first time has tremendous downstream clinical, financial and legal impact, especially now in the context of healthcare reform. The Isabel system has been shown to have a significant positive impact on diagnosis decision making and referral management.
About Isabel Healthcare
Isabel Healthcare Inc. was founded in 2000 by Jason Maude and is named after Maude’s daughter who almost died after a potentially fatal illness was not recognized. Isabel Healthcare provides tools for Diagnosis Decision Support that address the key causes of diagnosis error while seamlessly integrating into clinical workflow via the electronic medical record and complementing a physician’s knowledge during the diagnosis process. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-332-0612 or www.isabelhealthcare.com to learn more.