Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science First in Illinois to Equip Students With Computerized Diagnosis System
of Medicine and Science
one of the first in the nation to provide its students with an advanced
computer system that helps diagnose patients and recommend treatments. The new
system enables medical educators to present students with individual cases and
then check their diagnoses against the computer system, which has a proven
accuracy rate of over 90 percent.
The new computer system, from Isabel Healthcare Inc. of
is used by physicians at 18 medical centers around the country to improve
diagnoses and reduce medical error.
and Director of Interprofessional Clinical Education and Simulation at RFUMS,
one of the hardest skills to teach medical students is the ability to reason
in a clinically oriented context — it is this skill that differentiates the
average clinician from the excellent one. “Educators have consistently looked
for approaches to not only teach this essential skill, but to assess it. With
the new Isabel system, we can do both,” he said.
At RFUMS, Isabel is a mandatory component of training for the University’s
Chicago Medical School students and the Dr.
Podiatric Medicine students.
The Isabel system includes information on more than 10,000 diseases and
4,500 drugs and is frequently updated.
“Isabel searches through medical texts and journals and provides the
clinician — the expert — with diagnoses to consider. It actually reminds the
doctors of other diagnoses that he may not have remembered or recognized,”
in interprofessional medical and healthcare education, comprising the Chicago
Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr.
are more than 16,000 RFUMS degreed graduates in
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SOURCE Isabel Healthcare Inc.