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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 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 and decrease the opportunity for misdiagnosis, an important patient safety concern.

"We are excited to be evaluating the Isabel system in our pediatric 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) 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 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 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 as a complication of chicken pox.

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.

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.
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