VisualDx is Available at the VA

The VA has teamed up with VisualDx to provide a decision support app proven to save time, aid in decision-making, and engage patients. Download our mobile app and get instant access to DermExpert: our take-a-picture feature.

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How to Access VisualDx at the VA


Since the VA has access to VisualDx, you can sign up for your own personal account. That means earning CME with every search.* You also have access to our take-a-picture feature: DermExpert.

To register, you must be connected to the VA computer network: onsite, VPN, or Citrix. Once your account is active, you can use VisualDx anywhere and everywhere.

  1. While on the VA network (onsite, VPN, or Citrix), go to

  2. Click Create a Personal Account and fill out the information to create a personal login account.

  3. Search VisualDx in either the App Store or Google Play. Download and enter the username and password you created in Step #2. Congratulations, you’re ready to go!

More Ways to Access VisualDx

Through the VHA National Desktop Library   On the Web

Your Smartphone Gets Even Smarter With DermExpert™

Get personalized, private patient guidance for skin problems in seconds with this add-on artificial intelligence for dermatology feature.

DermExpert’s camera feature is approved by VHA.

Click to Download DermExpert Resources

An image of mulluscum on skin
DermExpert analyzing the image of a skin issue
A selection of lesion types on DermExpert
Options for narrowing the diagnosis of the affected area
An image of mulluscum on skin
Build a custom differential based on a chief complaint or snap a picture and let the machine learning analyze your image.
DermExpert analyzing the image of a skin issue
DermExpert will analyze your photo to determine the possibilities using sophisticated machine learning technology.
A selection of lesion types on DermExpert
This confirms the lesion type while simultaneously training clinicians in the language of the skin exam.
Options for narrowing the diagnosis of the affected area
The guided workup helps build a meaningful differential.
DermExpert helps you broaden your differential and make better clinical decisions quickly using our tab format.

Use VisualDx to:

Build a Differential Diagnosis

Review Medical Images

Consult with Colleagues

Decrease Unnecessary Referrals

Compare Variations of Disease and Confirm a Diagnosis

Educate Patients with Handouts

Understand Medication Reactions

28.5% of images in VisualDx are Fitzpatrick skin type IV, V, VI.
Evidence in JAAD Article

1. Alvarado SM, Feng H, Representation of dark skin images of common dermatologic conditions in educational resources: a cross-sectional analysis, JAAD (2020), Published June 10, 2020. Accessed June 18, 2020.

Everyone deserves a timely and accurate diagnosis.

For too long, patients with pigmented skin have been marginalized and faced worse outcomes than their peers with lighter skin colors. Textbooks, dermatology atlases, and other resources have traditionally underrepresented presentations of disease in people of color.

For over 20 years, VisualDx has been committed to providing a comprehensive resource for medical images across all skin types. We know the importance of helping healthcare professionals with the challenges and subtleties of recognizing skin changes in patients with darker skin pigmentation. Equally important is the ability to engage with patients of color by showing them images that look like them or the way a diagnosis manifests on dark skin. This can build confidence and trust—an essential part of practicing exemplary medicine.

Skin of Color Atlas

VisualDx is committed to improving diagnosis in patients of color. We have curated an unmatched image library reflecting disease on all skin types and now we’ve added a feature to help you diagnose patients with darker skin types.

Your subscription to VisualDx includes access to our collection of pigmented skin images as well as our overall 45,000 medical image library and technology platform to aid in diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, and engage your patients.

VisualDx Tutorials

Click here to see more web-based tutorials, including videos on using the VisualDx mobile app on iOS and Android.

Our Validation

The Value of VisualDx: Quality care begins with an accurate diagnosis

A Medical Crisis Below the Surface: Nearly every person will experience a diagnostic error in their lifetime

Diagnostic Error: Medicine’s silent emergency

Time Savings: See how much time physicians save while using VisualDx

What’s the Diagnosis Quiz

A 10-year-old girl was brought to the ED by her mother due to fever, headache, muscle aches, nausea, and a skin rash. On examination, the patient appeared ill with a temperature of 102°F (38.9°C). Numerous erythematous macules and some purpura were seen on her palms and soles. The patient was immunocompetent with an unremarkable medical history. Her mother recounted no recent travel but noted that the patient spent a day gardening with her grandmother approximately 1 week prior to the appearance of the rash and other symptoms. They lived in North Carolina. The mother wondered if this was an allergic response to contact with a toxic plant or a response to a bug bite.

Is it Human Anaplasmataceae infection, Rocky Mountain spotted feverAcute meningococcemia, or West Nile virus?

Can you diagnose the patient? Use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you.


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*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of Med-IQ and VisualDx.Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Med-IQ designates this point of care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.