Isabel: Point of care diagnosis checklist

Isabel is a diagnostic decision support checklist system. Two key features include a dynamic differential diagnostic checklist, and access to a number of textbooks, journals, web resources, and treatment guidelines and protocols.  Its development was inspired by the initial misdiagnosis of Jason and Charlotte Maude’s 3 year old daughter, Isabel.  Isabel Health was created to […]

VisualDx: Diagnosis using images

A new visual clinical decision support system is available to the Penn Health Science community thanks to PennMedicine. We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  This can be just as true for the health care provider attempting to diagnose a disease.  VisualDx can help health care providers diagnose the causes […]

FirstConsult app: Authoritative, evidence-based, point-of-care clinical content

FirstConsult App

FirstConsult is an evidence-based, point-of-care reference app that provides enhanced decision making tools, specialized diagnostic tools and other useful information in just a few taps. FirstConsult is part of MDConsult, an online service that brings leading medical resources together at a single point of access. Updated on a weekly basis, the content covers diagnosis options, […]

Demonstrating productivity apps to the Penn community

In January, librarians from the Biomedical Library and staff from the Weigle Information Commons presented “Apps for Clinical Productivity” to a group of tech-curious UPHS clinicians. Participants were each given an iPad from the Weigle Information Commons to allow them to explore a number of applications that could potentially improve productivity for the clinician. Crowd favorites […]

Dynamed: Worth the download?

DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. It can also be a fantastic reference tool for anyone looking for brief summaries of medical information. Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals. Each article is evaluated for […]