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patient safety webinarPlease register for Strategies to Manage Hospital Acquired Conditions Reporting in an ACA World - An IC Check-Up on Sept 9th, 2014 1:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973501898406116610

With the August 1 Final Rule announcement by CMS, it’s time we had an Infection Control check-up from our IC expert, Brian Foy.

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What Early CG-CAHPS Results and Data Are Telling Us

patient safety white paper What Early CG-CAHPS Results and Data Are Telling UsHealthStream, leading patient survey vendor for over 750 hospitals, has collected a large sample of CG-CAHPS survey results from physician offices over the last three years. The survey data identifies clear trends in how patients perceive the care they are receiving from their providers. Specifically, the data illustrates that how well a provider communicates in the exam room has ramifications on the patient’s overall impression of the practice.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan and London—Isabel Healthcare and BMJ Group recently introduced Isabel with Best Practice, a powerful diagnosis and treatment decision aid that combines the strengths of both companies' existing systems to help clinicians diagnose and treat faster and more accurately at the point of care.


Ann Arbor, Michigan and London—Isabel Healthcare and BMJ Group recently introduced Isabel with Best Practice, a powerful diagnosis and treatment decision aid that combines the strengths of both companies' existing systems to help clinicians diagnose and treat faster and more accurately at the point of care.

Under the international partnership, Isabel integrated its industry-leading diagnosis decision aid with BMJ Group's Best Practice clinical content. Isabel with Best Practice will enable doctors and nurse practitioners to make more informed and faster diagnostic and treatment decisions. Isabel with Best Practice is the only diagnosis decision aid exclusively endorsed by BMJ Group and the only solution of its type that fully integrates with electronic health records.

"Isabel with Best Practice ushers in the next generation of decision support affording faster and more accurate decisions," stated Dr. Rubin Minhas, Clinical Director for BMJ Evidence Centre, a global provider of evidence-based decision support to healthcare professionals at the point of care. "For the first time, all the key information and decision tools are included in one system, saving the clinician valuable time at the point of care." He added, "This exciting new product will enhance both companies' product portfolios."

A 2009 report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine titled "Diagnostic Error in Medicine: An Analysis of 583 Physician Reported Errors" suggests that doctors continue to commonly misdiagnose internal ailments to the detriment of patients.

"Diagnosis errors have a devastating impact on clinical and financial outcomes," said Don Bauman, CEO, Isabel Healthcare. "Studies have shown that Isabel's diagnostic decision support tool significantly drives better decision making in a compressed timeframe resulting in better outcomes, reducing waste and freeing clinicians to spend more time with patients."

Isabel with Best Practice capitalizes on the unique ability of Isabel to produce a differential list using multiple clinical features with BMJ Group's Best Practice's easy to use evidence based disease monographs. When clinicians enter a patient's signs and symptoms, Isabel with Best Practice generates a checklist of potential diagnoses while flagging high-risk "Don't Miss" diagnoses. After a doctor selects a diagnosis, they are taken straight through to the BMJ Group's Best Practice monographs where they are able to rapidly access information on other important symptoms and first and second line tests to help pinpoint the diagnosis and best practice and guidelines on treatment from the world famous BMJ Evidence Centre.

Physicians who have tested and are using Isabel with Best Practice overwhelmingly praise the tool. "Access to the Isabel diagnosis checklist tool at the bedside is crucial as it helps speed up decision making at the point of care," said Richard Chinnock, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. "My physician team and I really like the addition of BMJ Group's Best Practice evidence-based reference content. The schematic layout is especially helpful as you can access sequential steps for testing, treatment and guidelines from a single page."

About Isabel Healthcare
Isabel Healthcare Inc. was founded in 2000 by Jason Maude and is named after Maude's daughter who almost died after a potentially fatal illness was not recognized. For over 10 years, Isabel Healthcare has provided the Isabel diagnosis decision support system to hospitals, physician practices and individual physicians and gained peer reviewed validation and unmatched experience. Today, Isabel is the only diagnosis decision support system fully integrated with EMR and is used by thousands of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and students world-wide, providing diagnostic support and education by broadening their differential diagnostic considerations. www.Isabelhealthcare.com or info.isabelhealthcare.com/blog

About BMJ Group
BMJ Group is a global provider of trusted and independent medical information and services for healthcare professionals. The BMJ Evidence Centre provides evidence-based decision support to healthcare professionals at the point of care. It is internationally renowned for its independent, thorough and robust analysis and synthesis of clinical research. BMJ Group is owned by The British Medical Association. http://group.bmj.com

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