Diagnostic software: Improving patient safety around the world

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I'd like to draw your attention to a new video that we've just released as part of my House Calls for Healthcare Professionals series.  The program takes a look at diagnostic software developed by Robertson Technologies.

I met Dr. Joel Robertson about five years ago.  I and others from Microsoft (most notably Dr. David Heckerman at Microsoft Research) have been advising Dr. Robertson during the development of his company's software.  The result of this work, NxOpinion, is one of the most significant, accurate, responsive and intuitive diagnostic programs I’ve seen.

I believe there are many applications for its use in emerging markets where physicians in rural villages or lesser-trained individuals working in public health need diagnostic support.  I believe there is also a role for diagnostic software in developed nations to improve patient safety and the quality of care in settings such as nurse call centers, community clinics, retail clinics, and urgent care settings.  There is also the potential for this technology to be used by consumers in evaluating personal health issues at home.

Enjoy the show! 

Bill Crounse, MD    Worldwide Health Director   Microsoft Corporation

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