Culpeper Regional Hospital Elevates Emergency Preparedness Through Deployment of VisualDx

Decision support software VisualDx aids in diagnostic accuracy and preparedness

Culpepper, VA, December 13, 2007 --( Culpeper Regional Hospital has deployed VisualDx, the most widely used visual clinical decision support software, in response to the goal of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to prepare for public health threats such as pandemic diseases and biological terrorism. VisualDx gives clinicians immediate access to the combined power of medical images and specialist knowledge, for faster, more accurate recognition and response to events of public health significance.

A key component for emergency preparedness, VisualDx includes disease management and therapy for common conditions as well as the differential diagnoses for rare and unusual events, such as bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases. The system’s extensive knowledge base of over 900 diagnoses, including more than 16,000 medical images and one-of–a-kind findings-based search platform, makes VisualDx a multi-functional resource for day-to-day clinical diagnosis, emergency preparedness, and medical education. Additionally, the system can be customized to inform clinicians of public health alerts, reporting requirements, and notification needs right at the point of care.

“Doctors will be able to identify unusual and unfamiliar health threats more quickly and increase public safety with the help of this innovative diagnostic tool called VisualDx.” stated Dr. Robert Rosen, Emergency Department Medical Director at Culpeper Regional Hospital.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funds support the deployment of VisualDx at Culpeper Regional Hospital. VisualDx has been licensed for one year at this location and is being viewed as a trial for the entire state of Virginia, with implications for larger deployments in the year to come.

About Logical Images
Based in Rochester, NY, Logical Images develops visual health care tools to elevate diagnostic accuracy, enhance medical education, and heighten patient knowledge. Logical Images is a company of digital imaging experts, leaders in computer-based design and knowledge management, skilled image archivists, and practicing physicians. The company’s products include VisualDx, visual clinical decision support software, and VisualDxHealth, online consumer wellness and health care resources located at Logical Images has developed the most comprehensive digital medical image library with over 50,000 images including all age ranges and skin types. This extensive collection is the foundation for both the VisualDx professional tool and the VisualDxHealth consumer tool – designed to speed disease recognition for faster, more accurate decision making and patient understanding.

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Shannon Kelley