We are midway through our yearlong trial of VisualDx, a clinical tool designed to visually represent variations of diseases, enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid in therapeutic decisions, and improve patient care. VisualDx’s 14,000+ diverse images and differential building tool have proven useful in both clinical and educational settings, and its welcoming tile grid invites users to easily and quickly interact. If you haven’t had time to explore VisualDx personally, helpful videos are available on YouTube, like how to Build a Differential.
According to an article in PLOS ONE, VisualDx helped improve patient satisfaction and diagnostic accuracy in skin diseases at a clinic in Germany. It saves time and the images truly reflect real-world patient demographics, which is crucial for reducing health care disparities. Success stories on the VisualDx Website help illustrate some of the ways VisualDx has positively effected clinical practice and patient care, including rare diagnoses. It is also very useful in educational settings like those at Duke Health.
Dr. Erin Lesesky, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Duke, found that VisualDx facilitated positive clinical and teaching experiences. Using it on a daily basis with medical students deepened students’ understanding of unfamiliar diagnoses. Additionally, this resource has connected patients with images of their skin tone and type, providing assurance and comfort to the patient experiencing a new diagnosis, and confirming atypical presentations of certain conditions.
If you are using VisualDx and want to provide feedback to help us evaluate whether to subscribe to it in the future, please make your voice and experiences heard by taking this brief survey. All responses will be used internally, and your NetID will not be associated with your responses.