Clinical Decision Support & Medical Differential Diagnosis App
Enabling A New Era In Healthcare Delivery
STATworkUP for iPhone ®, iPad ® & iPod touch ®
STATworkUP for Android Phones & Tablets
Clinical Decision Support
STATworkUP is a medical differential diagnosis expert system. It contains a large multi-specialty relational database packed full of great content to help quickly correlate thousands of symptoms & signs. Pertinent manifestations that are appropriate for further assessment are rapidly grouped together for evaluation. The app quickly presents information for each entity in drill-down detail views and displays subject matter web page links. It assists with history-taking and physical examination, suggesting appropriate lab tests and includes practice guidelines too. The program rapidly calculates relevant sets of conditions to consider for weighted finding selections. This helps healthcare providers to diagnose and prognose associated issues. It also instantly lists their various causes, complications and remedies. Possible diagnoses are sorted and presented in prioritized or alphabetized lists on differential tables according to how well they fit with findings . And you can adjust a probability meter to vary the likelihood of each condition for the constellation of checked observations. Additionally, STATworkUP points-out acceptable treatments to help clinicians make good management decisions for many diseases and disorders. This is an excellent utilization review tool for quality assurance and reference with good peer-review ratings, although it is not intended to supplant sound medical judgment. The knowledgebase is frequently updated and distributed for free to keep it current with best practices.
iPhone & iPad App for Problem Oriented Best Practices
IatroCom sincerely hopes that you find STATworkUP an enjoyable and useful application. It represents many long years of work by dedicated professionals in the medical and computing fields. We take pride in our work and greatly desire that you find a pleasurable experience using our products.
Time spent establishing a correct diagnosis is essential. It serves to guide everyone who sees a patient about a problem. Every decision that is made, and everything that is subsequently done, depends on the diagnosis.
The definitive diagnosis is a matter of sound clinical judgment. No matter how sophisticated computer diagnostic technology becomes, people still treat people. Questions must still be asked in the right manner, with keen senses to detect very subtle clues and interpret findings. Microchips have yet to replicate human insight and intuition.
Still, people do have limitations. Organic memory is less reliable than hard disk storage. Also, computers process information and calculate results much faster and more accurately than people can. They can appropriately constrain a differential list of significant conditions that need further attention. Humans tend to overlook unfamiliar disease presentations. Oftentimes, in hurried situations, they unconsciously favor common diagnoses for uncommon ones. A good computer program does not skip less obvious diagnoses. It doesn't forget to check unusual presentations. It can even be helpful when more than one diagnosis coexists.
The correct solution is one that considers all possible diagnoses and profiles relevant findings and studies. It should also widen the clinician's perspective, shifting focus from the chief complaint to other contributory, but perhaps less obvious problems.
STATworkUP has been designed to help acquire a comprehensive social, occupational, travel and drug history, so essential during the initial evaluation. It facilitates a quick yet complete investigation. Such data can aid with the correct assessment. Robust interactions map out the approach to evaluation, rapidly weighting the contribution of observed findings. At the same time it assists to derive a limited set of significant diagnostic considerations, and appropriate corroborative studies, based on current guidelines. The application also links to many other useful web sites to get additional details concerning treatment modalities, procedures, medical necessity policies from payors and a lot more valuable information.
Comorbid conditions or immunocompromised states can have a substantial bearing on the likelihood of an illness. Symptoms and signs may often be subtle or infrequent. Most problems are not typical "textbook cases" and, early in the course of an illness, only a few suggestive manifestations may be present. Additionally, "red herrings" (findings that exist but due to another unrelated condition) can be present. Attempting to provide too much causal reasoning about conditions can be computationally costly. A workable approach must deal with just part of the picture, yet reveal useful results quickly.
STATworkUP is a problem-oriented application that helps the provider do all this. It eases their busy schedule and time constraints, by supplying fast targeted information for rapid, yet complete, assessments. It delineates good workup considerations for most symptoms and signs of illness and produces sets of appropriate diagnostic likelihoods for consideration and focus. It automates diagnostic processes and contains a large data set. It is an excellent utilization review, quality assurance and teaching tool as well.
IatroCom is pleased to provide support for STATworkUP. The application has an embedded set of help files about how to use all of its features. There is also an online overview, tutorial and user guide posted at this site, plus a demo video that demonstrates how to use it.
Please let us know how you like using this app on your iOS devices. You may contact us with any questions by email or at IatroBlog.
What This iOS Software Is And Does ...
STATworkUP is a medical application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is designed to support the diagnostic process. Because its use parallels typical methods of clinical investigation, operation is fairly intuitive for health care providers.
Clinical medicine is an artistic and philosophic discipline combining scientific skill. Sound practices require years of training plus ample experience and insight. Although STATworkUP is not intended to supplant sound medical judgment, it is another tool for practitioners, easy to understand and use. It comes with a knowledge database for multiple specialties that is frequently updated for free.
STATworkUP is a collection of evidence-based facts and associations that may be useful for quick review of many details that can help guide history-taking and physical examination of the patient. Its features can be used to explore and evaluate conditions for fast problem assessment. Correlation panels, drill-down information views, and a web mode assist in comparing symptoms and studies to diagnoses and treatments. As workup proceeds, the program instantly adjusts the differential diagnoses list to fit with collections of selected findings.
Signs and symptoms of many disorders can be similar to those of other conditions. That can make diagnosis challenging. Usually early detection of disease is important to derive benefits of treatments and prevent complications. Symptoms can wax and wane during the course of an illness. Sometimes they are similar to initial findings that occurred and may represent a recurrence of the condition or a flareup. At other times new signs and symptoms indicate progression or exacerbation of a disease or complications of it or its treatments.
STATworkUP quickly reveals the types of complications that can occur during many diseases and treatments. It includes the symptoms and signs they can share in common and shows their possible causes. You can use the app to rapidly search and checkmark symptoms or signs to designate them as findings. Then from any detailed info view just tap the correlate button to instantly build lists of other corroborative conditions that may be significant attributes of it or other potential disorders and produce lists appropriate lab tests. Those investigations can be pertinent to help validate assumptions and clarify impressions during workup and assessment of possible diseases that combinations of various weighted findings point toward and justify.
STATworkUP presents the essential criteria to help you determine diagnoses. It also can sharpen skills by shifting focus from the chief complaint to provide a wider spectrum of considerations in valuable and useful ways. By providing quick information, at your fingertips, it helps to save time and gain practice efficiencies. The app can be helpful for utilization review activities. Ultimately, it may also improve the quality of outcomes and save on the costs of healthcare delivery.
Furthermore, this program has the power to generate prioritized or alphabetized sets of differential diagnoses for the groups of findings that you select. And the lists can be expanded or constrained to loosen or tighten the fit of problem likelihoods for the finding collections by simply adjusting a probability meter. It is quite easy to use. Additionally, STATworkUP provides fast, concise and relevant info for each of more than 10,000 entities in the database and can automatically search web links for subject matter expert pages with graphics to get more in-depth content for study, review, learning and evaluation.
Every effort has been taken to conform to standard practices and guidelines in both the medical and computing industries. The authors include physicians, engineers, mathematicians and medical informaticists. We sincerely hope you will enjoy using it.