It’s unquestionable that accurately diagnosing a patient’s symptoms is a critical part of medicine. The effects of a misdiagnosis can be fatal. Dr. David Mathison, a pediatric emergency physician, regional medical director at PM Pediatrics, and assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at George Washington University, well understands the risks in diagnostic errors.
Two years ago, Mathison turned to Isabel, a web-based diagnosis checklist system, for assistance. Diagnostic artificial intelligence solutions like Isabel “help focus the primary provider by avoiding anchoring bias, preventing over-testing, and over-consulting, and potentially getting a patient to the correct diagnosis and treatment plan faster,” Mathison says.