June 7, 2012 in Medical (F)
[prMac.com] Hagen, Germany - MDiagnosis, a startup company specializing in medial apps for mobile devices, has announced the release of its Caracal Diagnosis app for iOS and Android devices. The app is aimed at professionals within the medical field and allows them to look up diseases that may be affecting their patients in order to make sure they get the right diagnosis. This will save medical practitioners time, money and effort, and help reduce medical malpractice.
Caracal Diagnosis features a clinical decision support system (CDSS) for diagnosis purposes. It is the adoption of IT and mobile technologies with standard medical practices in order to combine technology with research for quicker and more effective medical treatment.
According to the U.S. Department for Healthcare Research and Quality, the adoption of IT into healthcare has been on a steady rise, however these tools need to be supplemented with good medical care. The report reads, "It must be remembered, though, that these health IT applications are a means to improve health care quality, not an end in themselves."
Caracal Diagnosis lets medical practitioners use their mobile devices in order to treat patients more effectively. Doctors are be able to input medical words into the app's search engine in three main categories: lab results, signs, and symptoms. The app then provides doctors results showing the possible diseases that have affected their patients.
The results may be varied depending on patient condition, but will display most probably results toward the top of the search. Various factors will be considered in the results the app will provide. These include how common is the disease, how important is disease (rare diseases but life-threatening would be ranked high), the degree of matching and importance of the combined entered symptoms, signs and lab results, and also some other rules. The developer's slogan behind Caracal Diagnosis is "Smart Diagnosis."
The app supports a Caracal database of over 1,600 diseases listed for doctors to search. It also supports 2,200 signs, symptoms and lab findings. MDiagnosis aims to enhance this database in the future as more results are added to the findings.
"The results are based on mathematical equations, so users are assured that scientific basis is constantly upheld," According to Husam Salhab, the Founder of MDiagnosis. "Essentially, this breakthrough app aims to get the best results that could even surpass the human brain when it comes to the process of medical diagnosis."
The main thing to remember when looking for supplementary apps in the medical field is what they can really offer professionals that standard practices and lab results cannot. Caracal Diagnosis is designed to save patients time and allow doctors to start recommending treatment right away, rather than wait several days for lab results to come in - or in the case of rare diseases, possibly longer. It is also a great way to double check doctors' own intuitions and findings.
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 4.6 MB
Pricing & Availability:
Caracal Diagnosis is available for US $5.99 on the App Store in the Medical category. If you're interested in reviewing Caracal Diagnosis, get in touch with us and we'll gladly provide a promo code.
Founded by practicing physicians in Hagen, Germany, MDiagnosis invents medical software that benefits healthcare professionals in everyday tasks. Its mission is to evolve the way medical practitioners provide services to their patients. Copyright (C) 2012 MDiagnosis. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.