Thomson Micromedex, Logical Images partner to develop visual diagnosis tool

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Thomson Micromedex and Logical Images have announced a strategic partnership to provide hospitals and other healthcare organizations with access to VisualDx, a point-of-care clinical decision support software system for visual diagnosis.

VisualDx is a visual differential diagnostic tool that minimizes the potential for medical error concerning conditions with visual signs and symptoms. The application is used at the point of care to make more accurate diagnoses, yielding faster and better treatment decisions and improved clinical outcomes.

Previously, it was necessary for clinicians to know the name of the diagnosis in order to access needed information via textbooks and web-based atlases. With VisualDx, clinicians simply enter a patient's symptoms and compare what they are seeing with the system's images and data on each disease similar to that found in reference books and other information guides.

In addition, VisualDx is an essential tool for early detection and treatment of conditions caused by chemical, biological, and radiological substances, the companies said.