The Days of Waiting for a Diagnosis Are Over
Evanston, IL — April 16, 2009 — The time of waiting hours, or even days for a diagnosis are over. PEPID LLC, developers of clinical decision-support information and technology for doctors and nurses has now made a fast, and easy way for clinicians to diagnose patients with their new differential diagnosis generator (DDX).
Easily integrated into any healthcare system, PEPID's DDX generator supports clinical evaluations and helps clinicians improve patient care and provide sound treatment. First, clinicians input a patient's gender, age, symptoms and symptom severity in combination with the physician's evaluation. The DDX then generates a ranked listing of potential diseases, disorders and other conditions.
“We all know that you have to start with an accurate diagnosis in order to get proper treatment. However, coming to a definitive conclusion is not always cut-and-dried. Our differential diagnosis generator is a powerful resource that can assist physicians identify conditions that may be difficult to detect in a routine exam,” says PEPID President, John Wagner.
For example, an 18-year-old male patient is suffering from neck pain, difficulty swallowing, drooling and a muffled voice. From these symptoms, the DDX generates 33 potential conditions and numerically ranks them in terms of likelihood. In this specific case, a peritonsillar abscess is ranked as the most likely diagnosis by the generator. Since this can be a life-threatening condition, the DDX validates the need for further investigation and prompt treatment.
PEPID DDX easily integrates into any EMR, EDIS or HIS, seamlessly integrating the patient-specific information that clinicians need with a powerful, easy-to-implement tool.
“In addition to our enterprise customers, DDX will be made available to individual PEPID subscribers using our mobile applications,” says Ed Reynolds, chief technology officer. “That means PEPID’s smartphone and online users, including our BlackBerry and iPhone customers, will soon have access to this valuable tool, literally at their fingertips.”
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