ROCHESTER, NY, Feb. 24, 2014 – The Little Clinic, which operates 114 healthcare clinics in convenient retail settings in seven states, chose VisualDx, a mobile app and online resource used by thousands of doctors to accurately diagnose and treat disease, to enhance the care its staff provides to patients, Logical Images, the maker of VisualDx, announced today.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., The Little Clinic healthcare clinics are located inside select Kroger stores in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado, Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona and JayC in Indiana. “VisualDx is an invaluable tool that will enhance the high quality, affordable care The Little Clinic provides to patients near where they live, work and shop,” said Dr. Kenneth Patric, The Little Clinic chief medical officer.
“We see many types of rashes and VisualDx will strengthen the healthcare professional’s ability to correctly diagnose and treat these rashes, as well as help ensure the accurate diagnoses of many more minor medical conditions.” The Little Clinic diagnoses and treats minor illnesses for patients 18 months of age and up (24 months in Kentucky) with care provided by board-certified nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants. The Little Clinic purchased a license for its healthcare professionals to have access to VisualDx on their computers and mobile devices.
“We are proud to have The Little Clinic join the more than 1,500 hospitals and clinics around the country and more than half the nation’s medical schools that rely on VisualDx for its scientifically proven diagnostic accuracy,” said Art Papier, MD, Logical Images CEO. “With VisualDx, The Little Clinic healthcare professionals will be able to quickly and accurately diagnose disease and determine the best possible treatments for their patients.”
VisualDx is available as an e-record integrated resource and a mobile app that works with the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. It provides immediate access to diagnostic information in critical areas of medicine, including all aspects of dermatology, fevers, rashes, ophthalmology, infectious disease, chemical events, STDs, travel medicine, child abuse recognition and more.
It is the only diagnostic clinical decision support system seamlessly integrated with UpToDate®, a clinical decision support resource, which The Little Clinic had prior to purchasing VisualDx. With VisualDx added to its existing UpToDate system, The Little clinic staff will be able to search patient findings to build a visual differential diagnosis.
With VisualDx, The Little Clinic healthcare professionals can enter a patient’s symptoms and link information from the electronic medical record, such as medical history and other information, into VisualDx.
Based on the information entered, VisualDx will quickly deliver a highly specific list of potential diagnoses, a series of medical images against which to match the patient’s current conditions and the recommended treatments. VisualDx users can then work through the list to arrive at the best diagnosis, explain the process to the patient and decide on the right treatment for each patient.
To see a video regarding VisualDx please visit: http://www.visualdx.com/visualdx-videos/
About Logical Images
Logical Images, based in Rochester, NY, is the industry leader in visual diagnostic decision support, providing affordable, fast and widely used mobile apps and online resources scientifically proven to improve diagnostic accuracy while also educating and empowering patients. The company’s products include VisualDx (VisualDx.com), a mobile app and online clinical decision support system for diagnostic accuracy, and Skinsight (Skinsight.com), the Web’s leading consumer skin health and wellness resource.
About The Little Clinic
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., The Little Clinic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company with healthcare clinics located inside select Kroger stores in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado, Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona and JayC in Indiana. The Little Clinic was awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® in 2009 and obtained reaccreditation in 2012. Visit The Little Clinic online at www.thelittleclinic.com, www.facebook.com/thelittleclinic and www.thelittleclinic.blogspot.com.