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VisualDx for Provider Communication and Telemedicine

Using VisualDx for provider communication and telemedicine offers the following benefits:

  • Decreases the amount of time necessary for specialist physicians to write a consult note – more cost effective.
  • Referring physicians learn how to recognize and treat the specific diagnosis and also what other things to consider in the differential diagnosis, expanding diagnostic and management skills for future encounters – learning by doing.
  • Referring physicians can receive CME credit for each consult – read more about VisualDx CME.
  • Patients share in the experience, learning and gaining reassurance from the VisualDx images.
  • Creates a diagnostic feedback loop. Specialists embed VisualDx links within their consult note. Referring physicians click and learn about the diagnosis and how they could use VisualDx in the future.

 Store-and-Forward Telemedicine – How Does It Work?

  • The referring physician uses VisualDx, possibly avoiding the need for a consult.
  • If a consult is desired, the referring physician sends the patient case to the specialist via HIPAA-compliant software. 
  • The specialist reviews the case and prepares a consult note, including VisualDx URL links to the specific diagnosis, the differential diagnosis, and therapy recommendations.
  • The referring physician receives the consult, sharing diagnostic images and information with the patient to educate and alleviate concerns.

Referring Physician

 

Consulting Physician

1 Primary care doctor takes images.
2 Specialist reviews the images and patient information.
4 Primary care doctor confirms the diagnosis and reviews the differential in VisualDx.
3 Specialist makes a diagnosis and suggests a differential within VisualDx.

This flowchart shows VisualDx being used by both the referring and the consulting physician during a store-and-forward telemedicine consult. In this way, the specialist provides more than just answers, supplying a robust standardized management and therapy plan as well as training the primary care doctor in building a visual differential diagnosis.


Live Telemedicine

VisualDx can also be used during a live telemedicine consult. By using VisualDx as a live on-screen teaching tool, the specialist physician can provide teaching images and the differential diagnosis to consider during the live consultation.