VisualDx Provides Photos and Information Online to Ensure Quick Diagnosis of Vibrio Vulnificus; Saltwater-Borne Bacteria Caused Nine Deaths and 27 Infections in Florida
Rochester, NY, October 12, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- With nine people dead and 27 reported infected by the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria in Florida, VisualDx, a mobile app and online resource to help physicians quickly and accurately diagnose disease, is working to increase awareness of the symptoms and to share photos that will help health care professionals identify the potentially deadly bacterial infections sooner.
VisualDx has created a free site for health care professionals to visit where they can see photos of the lesions that occur on the skin of people infected with the saltwater-borne bacteria. Because Vibrio vulnificus infections are rare, most physicians have never seen a patient with the disease and may be unaware of the symptoms or skin lesions which indicate a patient has become infected with the bacteria.
“Our goal is to improve health care by ensuring quick and accurate diagnosis of disease through the use of a mobile app and online resources physicians can easily access,” said Dr. Art Papier, CEO of Logical Images, the company that created VisualDx. “We have more than 100,000 peer-reviewed images of disease that can be a tremendous resource for health care professionals in diagnosing disease and learning how to diagnose disease. We trust that providing these critical references for free will be of help in Florida, as the state’s health care professionals encounter this rare and deadly bacterial infection.”
For more information and photos of the skin lesions from VisualDx, please visit: http://www.logicalimages.com/publicHealthResources/vibrioVulnificus.htm
Typically, physicians use VisualDx to help them diagnose disease by entering a patient’s symptoms, medical history and other information into the mobile app or an online version of VisualDx.
Based on the information entered, VisualDx quickly delivers a highly accurate list of potential diagnoses, a series of photographs against which to match the patient’s current conditions and the recommended treatments. The physician can then work through the list to arrive at the correct diagnosis, explain the process to the patient and decide on the right treatment for each patient.
Created by physicians for physicians, the VisualDx library is derived from an exhaustive database that includes more than 100,000 peer-reviewed medical images with a special emphasis on covering all different ages and skin colors. It also provides treatment options for more than 1,300 diagnoses. It is available as an online and mobile resource that works with the iPhone, Android and iPad.
VisualDx is the only diagnostic decision support system to be widely adopted by clinicians nationally, with more than half of the nation’s medical schools and more than 1,500 hospitals and large clinics, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, relying on it to reduce medical error by ensuring accurate diagnoses.
To see a video demonstration the VisualDx system, please visit:
About Logical Images
Logical Images, based in Rochester, NY, is the industry leader in visual diagnostic decision support, providing affordable, fast and widely used mobile apps and online resources scientifically proven to improve diagnostic accuracy while also educating and empowering patients. The company’s products include VisualDx (VisualDx.com), a mobile app and online clinical decision support system for diagnostic accuracy, and Skinsight (Skinsight.com), the Web’s leading consumer skin health and wellness resource.