April 15, 2015 – Isabel Healthcare and NIWH Announce their Partnership for Upcoming Pilot Study on Unsolved Medical Cases

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Isabel Healthcare and the National Institute of Whole Health Announce their
Partnership for an Upcoming Pilot Study Using the Isabel Knowledge Organizing and Diagnostic Support Tool

Partnership applies the Isabel Knowledge Organizer and Diagnostic Support Tools to NIWH Pilot Study on Unsolved, Chronic Medical Cases

Ann Arbor, MI and Wellesley, MA, April 15, 2015 — Isabel Healthcare and the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) have jointly announced a partnership focused on providing knowledge organizing and diagnostic support tools for credentialed health professionals addressing unsolved, chronic medical case studies. The study will be conducted with NIWH trained patient health educators, utilizing the Knowledge Organizer and diagnostic support tools developed by Isabel Healthcare. The population will be unresolved, acute and chronic patient case studies, provided through CrowdMed.com, a crowd sourced case management on-line platform. The pilot begins on May 1, 2015.

There is a significant under-served population of Americans who have not received a solution to their health condition or concerns. Many are now seeking help through diagnostic support tools such as those developed by Isabel Healthcare, and through open-sourced, collaborative feedback that is available through CrowdMed.com.

Combining both of these resources, as well as adding credentialed patient health educators who are also trained as health detectives, the study seeks to improve outcomes for the undiagnosed or incorrectly diagnosed patient who often has no other avenues to pursue.

“We are delighted to be partnering with NIWH on this project and potentially assisting patients getting answers they desperately seek,” said Don Bauman, chief executive officer of Isabel Healthcare. “The partnership represents an innovative approach and alternative to assisting in these unresolved cases.”

Dr. Georgianna Donadio, Program Director of NIWH states “NIWH is delighted to be partnering with Isabel Healthcare on our upcoming pilot study. The study will showcase Isabel’s ground breaking applications and technology, as well as NIWH’s post-professional patient health education and health detective trainings. Isabel’s innovative leadership in producing diagnostic and knowledge organization technology is much needed and very impressive!”

About Isabel Healthcare
Isabel Healthcare Inc. was founded in 2000 by Jason Maude and is named after Maude’s daughter who almost died after a potentially fatal illness was not recognized. For over 14 years, Isabel Healthcare has been validated and peer reviewed and now recognized as the leader in diagnostic decision support. Isabel is the only diagnosis checklist system fully integrated with EMRs. In addition to Isabel Professional, Isabel’s family of diagnosis performance solutions also include the Isabel Symptom Checker for consumers and patient engagement, Isabel Clinical Educator, a case based learning platform for clinical learners and Isabel Active Intelligence, a fully embedded diagnosis intelligence solution. Connect with us at info@isabelhealthcare.com , or call 734-332-0612.

About the National Institute of Whole Health
Since its inception in 1977, the National Institute of Whole Health has held a compelling vision for American health care. Today, 36 years later, that vision has become a reality in mainstream medicine and health care with the inclusion of chronic care coordination, whole health information and wellness advocacy. NIWH offers patient health education and health detective training programs for credentialed health professionals.

The recently publish award-winning, bestselling book “Changing Behavior” documents the development and research of Whole Health Education at various Boston hospitals than began in 1980. For more information, please visit www.niwh.org or call at 888-354-4325.