Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Selects Isabel Diagnosis Reminder System to Improve Quality of Care; Leading Hospital Joins Isabel's Growing List of Global Hospital Customers.RESTON, Va. -- Isabel Healthcare, Inc. today announced that Loma Linda University Founded in 1905, Loma Linda University (LLU) is a private, Christian, coeducational, health sciences university located in Southern California 60 miles east of Los Angeles close to San Bernardino and near beaches, mountains, and the desert. School of Medicine and Children's Hospital will utilize the award-winning Isabel Diagnosis Reminder System to help improve the quality of care. Through the use of the Web-based Isabel system, providers have real-time access to cutting-edge point of care resources, including a list of likely diagnoses for any given set of symptoms, signs and other clinical features. These resources help facilitate continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). and decrease the opportunity for misdiagnosis mis·di·ag·no·sis
n. pl. mis·di·ag·no·ses
An incorrect diagnosis.
mis·diag·nose , an important patient safety concern.
"We are excited to be evaluating the Isabel system in our pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. department. It fits well with our philosophy of safe, effective and cost efficient medical care - by having pertinent information resources easily at hand. In addition, we believe that it will be a very valuable tool in teaching the art of diagnosis to pediatric house staff and medical students." said Richard Chinnock MD, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics.
Here's how the Isabel system works:
--Signs, symptoms and clinical features are either entered by the provider through a direct Web interface with the Isabel system or extracted through a Web interface that is launched via an existing electronic medical record (EMR (ElectroMagnetic Radiation) The emanation of energy from everything in the universe. Although the EMR from electrical and electronic devices is typically measured for practical, every-day situations, every object, including humans, emanates energy. ) system.
--The Isabel system immediately presents the provider with a list of likely diagnoses to consider. Clicking on each diagnosis gives the provider real-time access to the most up-to-date diagnosis-specific information from textbooks, journal abstracts and annotated images to help corroborate To support or enhance the believability of a fact or assertion by the presentation of additional information that confirms the truthfulness of the item.
The testimony of a witness is corroborated if subsequent evidence, such as a coroner's report or the testimony of other decision making at the point of care.
"Diagnosis is the foundation of medicine and a critical first step in ensuring the highest quality of care," said Joseph Britto, M.D., co-founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Isabel Healthcare, Inc. "We applaud Loma Linda's commitment to enhancing the quality of care at its children's hospital and look forward to playing an integral role in this important initiative."
The development of Isabel's clinical decision support system was inspired by the misdiagnosis of co-founder Jason Maude's 3-year-old daughter, Isabel, at a London hospital. Isabel Maude nearly died of necrotising fasciitis fasciitis /fas·ci·itis/ (fas-e-i´tis) inflammation of a fascia.
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About Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Children's Hospital
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in California is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical facility designed especially for children's unique health-care needs. The Hospital offers the most advanced medical care available in a non-threatening, cheerful environment where each child is treated as a precious individual warranting much personal attention.
LLUCH operates one of the largest clinical programs in the United States in area of neonatal care and is recognized as the international leader in infant heart transplantation Heart Transplantation Definition
Heart transplantation, also called cardiac transplantation, is the replacement of a patient's diseased or injured heart with a healthy donor heart. .
For more information about Loma Linda University Children's Hospital visit http://www.llu.edu/lluch/
About Isabel Healthcare Inc
Isabel Healthcare's Diagnosis Reminder System helps providers improve patient safety and quality of care by enhancing their cognitive diagnostic skills. The Isabel system can be delivered via a Web interface launched through an existing electronic medical record (EMR) system or Web portal, or via a direct Web interface, and is currently being used by hospitals and educational institutions in the United States and abroad. For more information about Isabel Healthcare visit www.isabelhealthcare.com.