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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.
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.
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.
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.