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by Nathalie Gedeon (SEPTEMBER 12, 2019)
The rise of telemedicine and the increasing use of online medical services reveals the trend toward digitized dermatology. While these technological advancements have streamlined and optimized patient care, making it more affordable, approachable, and most notably, accessible. Gradually emerging, the field of telemedicine does not only benefit patients but may also positively affect healthcare providers.
With the surge of smartphone technology, millions of applications have become available for both Android and Apple users - some of these may be especially useful for clinicians looking to improve patient care and job productivity. Software applications tailored to dermatologists are also becoming increasingly available, providing additional support for desktop use.
Top 10 Valuable Applications
A web-based support system for clinical decision-making, VisualDx aims to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid healthcare providers in making therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. Using the system, clinicians are able to build a custom differential diagnosis, access patient-specific data, and cross-reference an expansive database of medical images. According to VisualDx statistics, 97% of physicians believe using their platform has improved patient care. Moreover, the system claims to have improved diagnostic accuracy by 120% in a random blind study and saved clinicians 26 minutes of work per day.
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 1,500 hospitals and institutions nationwide. VisualDx combines clinical search with the world's best medical image library, 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.