Electronic Reminder Tools: a help for physicians


Cantabria, Spain

Memory is a basic tool for doctors. In the first contact with a patient doctors elaborate a list of possible diagnoses using the information stored inside the brain. Some tools are useful: textbooks, apps, personal list, but all of them are time consuming. Electronic tools have several advantages: you can introduce signs, symptoms or laboratory data, the information retrieval is immediate. Both, the clinical judgment of a physician and the electronic tools are complementary, physician recognised pattern without the “classic” signs or symptoms, and electronic tools help with rare or uncommon diseases.

IsabelHealthCare is a commercial electronic tool. There are several others like SYMCAT and Xebra Pro.

Concordance between clinicians and an Electronic Reminder Tool (IsabelhealthCare)