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Best Doctors helps patients and their treating physicians identify the right diagnosis and treatment by bringing together the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to consult on challenging cases. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. This global health solutions company, which has grown to over 70 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions. Because of the company’s commitment to helping patients and doctors find the right diagnosis and treatment, Best Doctors is proud to support the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine’s efforts at improving diagnostic accuracy and encouraging clinical decision support.
Constellation is a growing partnership of mutual liability insurers and health service partners made up of organizations that unite to provide solutions and support to physicians and other health care providers. Formed in 2012 as a response to an increasingly challenging market, Constellation is guided by its own board of directors comprised of physicians, medical liability professionals and health care leaders. Constellation presents an opportunity for physician-owned insurers to band together for a common benefit. By becoming members and owners of Constellation, mission-driven insurers can secure their future and long-term ability to serve policyholders. Together, our companies have the scale and experience to thrive.
At the heart of all the Isabel DDx systems is its cutting edge, proprietary Disease Pattern Recognition Engine Platform (DPREP). The engine is powered by innovative, statistical natural language processing software which understands the meaning and context of unstructured free text. This is applied to our medical database of disease presentations which comprises thousands of carefully selected, evidence-based documents describing the multiple ways that over 10,000 conditions can present. The engine has effectively been trained over almost two decades on virtually every known possible presentation of the majority of all known diseases. The initial results from the Isabel DPREP are then passed through an additional set of algorithms tuned over many years to ensure that only those results relevant to the patient’s age, gender and geographical region are displayed. It is this unique structure, very different from the more traditional rules-based systems, which gives Isabel many inherent advantages. Benefiting from close to two decades of continuous development, validation and clinician feedback, Isabel today is widely acknowledged as the most accurate and versatile system available. When clinicians say they have ‘Isabeled’ a patient you know they have thought carefully about their diagnosis and are providing high quality, cost effective care.
Medical Interactive offers a catalog of online CME courses dedicated to risk management and patient safety. Since diagnostic error is recognized as the single largest cause of liability claims, a subset of activities is designated Diagnosis University (or DxU). DxU includes over 30 CME activities in formats including film, narrated slides and monographs. There are activities on understanding diagnostic error including a 6-part monograph by Mark Graber, a 3-part series on cognitive bias and diagnostic error by Pat Croskerry, and practice improvement activities for specific conditions such as chest pain and sepsis by David Larson. Activities on Diagnosis & Health I.T. and a comparison of diagnostic Clinical Decision Support tools are in development.
VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. Clinicians can search by diagnosis, build a patient-specific differential, or review travel or medication-related events. Our tool includes expanded, peer-reviewed clinical content across general medicine as well as the world's best medical image library and exclusive SympticonTM technology. All this to assist front line health care professionals visualize variations of disease and solve complex presentations at the point of care. VisualDx is the leader in clinical decision support, used in over 1,600 hospitals and institutions and over 50% of the U.S. medical schools. Trusted by physicians and nurses all over the world, VisualDx is utilized across several professional specialties.
Coverys is a leading medical professional liability insurance provider and insures more than 32,000 physicians and over 500 hospitals and clinics. Coverys emphasizes physician education and patient safety, and is acknowledged as providing innovative risk management services and resolute claim defense to the healthcare community.
CRICO is a group of companies owned by and serving the Harvard medical community. Leveraging four decades of medical malpractice data to identify trends and potential risk mitigation solutions, we provide industry-leading medical professional liability coverage, claims management, and extensive patient safety and educational resources to our members. Proudly serving 12,500 physicians, 34 hospitals, and more than 200 other health care organizations, we combine strong insurance protection with expert legal services and an array of successful patient safety initiatives. These comprehensive resources demonstrate our commitment to assist our organizations in delivering the safest health care in the world.
Genalyte’s vision is to make laboratory testing easy and actionable to improve patient safety and outcomes. Genalyte brings the doctor, patient, and lab together to order, run and provide lab test results in a single office visit. Providing diagnostic results at the time and place they are needed – when the patient is sitting in front of the doctor – empowers physicians, improves patient safety and minimizes resource utilization across the healthcare system. Genalyte’s technology is based on a proprietary silicon biosensor design that is proven and in use by rheumatologists, pharmaceutical companies, research organizations and academic researchers.
ProAssurance is a proud supporter of The Society to Improve Diagnostic Medicine. As one of our nation’s leading medical professional liability insurers, ProAssurance is dedicated to improving patient health and safety. You can be treated fairly with healthcare liability insurance made easier; A.M. Best rates ProAssurance A+ (Superior).
Sysmex America, Inc. is a trusted, world leader in best-in-class, in vitro diagnostic hematology and clinical laboratory solutions. Sysmex America’s innovative products optimize efficiency, operations and financial performance in the lab.
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