Our featured doctor of the day is pediatrician Stephen Borowitz. Pictured here:
In the USA Today article, 'For Doctors, Diagnosing Gets a Technological Boost,' Dr. Borowitz confesses, "...I'm fallible and I need to use all the tools I can to make sure I'm giving the best care." Awww. Honesty. Caaaandor. Let's take another look...
Dr. Borowitz along with other possibly nice looking, self-effacing physicians in 18 US hospitals are using something called 'Isabel' to help diagnose patients' maladies. Isabel is a Web-based medical technology that generates a list of possible diagnoses based on the patients' symptoms.' (USA Today). This fairly new technology is purported to be highly rated by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and helps reduce misdiagnoses which happen, according to the 2003 Journal of the American Medical Association autopsy studies, in 8% to 24% of cases.
If you live in or around Charlottesville, Virginia, get the straight dope on your child's maladies by visiting Dr. Borowitz and his sidekick Isabel at the UVA Primary Care Center.