Coverys' Agreement with VisualDx Reduces Medical Diagnostic Errors

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON, MA: Coverys, a global contributor of medical professional liability insurance has secured agreement with VisualDx, developer of web-based clinical decision support system to enhance diagnostic accuracy to help physicians with digital diagnostic support.

VisualDx allows healthcare professionals to enter specific data related to patient’s condition and to quickly build unique visual centric differential diagnosis to help physicians working on comparative images and diagnostic information.

VisualDx has become a tool of choice for front-line health workers looking for a curated, hard-wired approach encompassing both knowledge and images to provide accurate diagnosis in a timely manner.

Coverys as part of agreement will provide the VisualDx digital diagnostic support technology to hospitals and medical practices. It will also provide continuing medical education (CME) credit to medical personnel, as well as insurance premium discounts for Coverys policy holders that use the VisualDx technology.

“Patient misdiagnosis is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims and negatively impacts patients and policyholders, resulting in skyrocketing medical costs,” says Geri Amori, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, Coverys. “We are pleased to offer an integrated program designed to aid physicians in accurate patient diagnoses with the goal of reducing misdiagnosis in medical practice today.”

“Our point-of-care information technology combined with Coverys’ proactive approach to clinical risk management and education can ultimately lead to enhanced patient care and a reduction in the rate of diagnostic error. We are very pleased to work with Coverys to help improve medical decisions and patient outcomes,” says Dr. Art Papier, Chief Executive Officer, VisualDx.