The Dermatology Nurses’ Association is teaming up with the Rochester-based company VisualDx to provide accurate, informed decision-making at the point of care. VisualDx is a web-based diagnostic decision support system that includes 40,000 medical images and peer-reviewed expert information to improve diagnostic accuracy while the patient is still in the office.
The Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) is a national, professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatologic care. The new partnership will provide special discounts for DNA members as well as additional outreach and promotional opportunities.
“VisualDx is a tool that will be a great resource to not only our members, but to their practices and patients,” said Linda Markham, RN, DNC, Executive Director of the DNA. “Our Board of Directors continues to have an open mind about new and innovative ideas to help our members be more successful in their careers, and VisualDx is a prime example.”
“As a dermatologist myself, I understand firsthand how our tool is valued in the field of dermatology,” said Art Papier, MD, CEO and co- founder of VisualDx. “This new partnership will help broaden our customer base so that more front-line clinicians can have access in order to improve care and patient satisfaction.”
The idea for a dermatology specialty nursing organization was spawned in 1981 to address the unique educational needs of health care professionals working in dermatology. By 1983, the DNA elected its first officers and in in 2005 the NP Society was formed. In 2009, the DNA launched its newest journal, The Journal of Dermatology Nurses' Association (JDNA). The organization has grown to over 2,000 members. Today, the DNA continues to strive to meet the educational needs of their members, and to improve the quality of patient care.
VisualDx, available on computer, tablet or smartphone, is utilized by clinicians all over the world. It’s currently used in over 1,600 hospitals and large clinics. Customers have access to its custom differential builder, medical image library, and clinical information such as therapy options.
Virginia Hanchett, MS, FNP, APRN-BC, DCNP, COCN, DNA Board of Directors, currently utilizes VisualDx in her everyday practice. “VisualDx is a wonderful evidenced based tool that broadens differential diagnosis for the benefit of patient outcomes. It is the most concise ‘gold standard’ reference that I have seen in the age of digitalization in Dermatology. We are very proud to recommend this specially discounted program opportunity to our members in the Dermatology Nurses Association. I have used it for over 12 years and its currency, efficiency, depth and breadth of information is so impressive I don't know how I would live without it,” said Hanchett.
About VisualDx: VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 1,600 hospitals and institutions nationwide. VisualDx combines clinical search with a database of more than 40,000 of the best medical images in the world, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across general medicine, the new VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at www.visualdx.com.
About DNA: The Dermatology Nurses’ Association is a non-profit organization comprised of over 2000 nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, medical assistants and others associated with dermatology nursing, who work in a variety of settings including clinics, academic institutions, private practice, public health centers, and government facilities. DNA offers education and training in fundamental and cutting-edge dermatology care and treatment through its annual convention, local chapter meetings, dermatology nurse and nurse practitioner certification review courses and expert workshops. The DNA’s National Headquarters is in Southern Pines, NC. Visit us at www.dnanurse.org.