Isabel Healthcare Partners With T-System to Offer Enhanced Diagnosis Decision Support to Emergency Department Physicians

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Diagnosis decision support system integrates with ED information system for fast and accurate diagnosis

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Isabel Healthcare announced today its decision to partner with T-System and integrate Isabel’s diagnosis decision support system with the T SystemEV® emergency department information system to assist physicians in determining an early and accurate diagnosis. Isabel Healthcare is the industry leader in diagnosis decision support applications, with thousands of users in North America and Europe.

“We’re excited to partner with T-System, a company that mirrors our passion to empower providers with advanced intelligence so they can support a higher quality of patient care,” said Don Bauman, chief executive officer, Isabel Healthcare. “Efficiency is critical in EDs because of the need to see and diagnose patients expeditiously and quickly admit them to the hospital if necessary. Isabel helps doctors consider all possible diagnoses especially when facing difficult cases or want confirmation of a diagnosis. Mitigating mis- or delayed diagnosis is a major contributor to increasing the level of ED patient safety and efficiency and reducing waste and cost.”

Physicians and nurses using T SystemEV can enter a patient's demographics and symptoms and receive a checklist of potential diagnoses. Isabel instantly returns the differential and provides a number of sorting options to further enhance efficiency (most common, by specialty, etc.), as well as flagging high risk “don’t-miss” diagnoses – a feature critically important for EDs often operating with limited information and time.

With one click, providers can access detailed evidenced based clinical content about any medical condition in the checklist. Available at their fingertips is a variety of online resources, such as peer-reviewed journals, medical textbooks and referential clinical content sites like 5 Minute Consult. and organizational specific content that they may already have access to or have developed like guidelines or protocols.
“‘Diagnosis decision support is a natural fit with T SystemEV’s clinical workflow in which ED clinicians are documenting their notes about differential diagnoses and medical decision-making,” said Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, chief medical information officer, T-System. “Through the integration, doctors have easy access to the latest evidence-based knowledge to make rapid diagnoses in treating a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, many deemed severe or life-threatening. This powerful content meets our number one priority of improving the ED healthcare delivery experience for both patients and clinicians.”

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 quickly recognized. For more than 10 years, Isabel Healthcare has provided the Isabel diagnosis decision support system to hospitals, physician practices and individual physicians and has gained peer-reviewed validation and unmatched experience. Today, Isabel is the only diagnosis decision support system fully integrated with EMR and is used by thousands of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and students worldwide, providing diagnostic support and education by broadening their differential diagnostic considerations. For more information, visit http://www.isabelhealthcare.com or http://www.twitter.com/isabelhealth.

About T-System
T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40 percent of the nation’s emergency departments using T-System solutions. To meet the individual needs of hospitals, T-System offers both paper and electronic systems. These tools help clinicians provide better patient care, while improving efficiency and the bottom line. Today, more than 1,700 emergency departments rely on T-System’s gold-standard content and workflow solutions. For more information, visit http://www.tsystem.com. Follow us on Twitter (@TSystem), or become a T-System fan on Facebook.

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