Indiana distributes clinical support
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 17, 2007
The Indiana State Dept. of Health has deployed clinical decision support software systems at 53 sites across the state as part of a pilot program aimed at improving the diagnosis and emergency preparedness in hospitals and clinics.
The software, VisualDx, will be distributed to 42 hospitals and 11 clinics and will provide access to more than 14,000 images that can assist doctors with diagnosing more than 800 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions or infections. The software also meets Health Resource and Services Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bioterrorism and pandemic flu preparedness plans. The project was funded by the state Dept. of Health's Center for Disease Control.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/12/17/bibf1217.htm.