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Dermatologic Diagnosis and Point of Care Decision Support

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Dermatologic Diagnosis and Point of Care Decision Support

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 20, 2016

Course Description:

Patients with skin, oral and mucosal presentations are frequent in urgent care medicine. Often urgent care professionals are challenged by patients with pattern recognition presentations, which commonly results in unnecessary referrals or diagnostic error. This session provides a framework for dermatologic diagnosis, and will emphasize core skills such as skin exam, morphologic description and differential diagnosis. Variant presentations are emphasized to unlock accuracy in dermatologic diagnosis. In addition to using case examples to explain common pitfalls, the session also describes how diagnostic clinical decision support can be used to assist pattern recognition.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Define the major causes of cognitive diagnostic error
    •Explain the primary causes of variant presentations in dermatologic diagnosis
    •List the top common dermatologic mistakes In urgent care
    •Understand the integration of clinical decision support into the EHR
    •Define clinical decision support

Faculty Bio:  Art Papier, MD

Dr. Papier is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Informatics at the University of Rochester College of Medicine and is the co-founder of VisualDx, where he is the Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Medical Information Officer. A thought leader in clinical informatics, Dr. Papier maintains the overall vision for the VisualDx product, with a keen focus on software integration and impacting costs in healthcare through clinical accuracy. His entrepreneurial drive, years of clinical experience, and passion for delivering true healthcare solutions have propelled VisualDx clinical decision support to the top in quality and innovation. A dermatologist and medical informatics expert, Dr. Papier has a particular interest in designing clinical decision support systems based on visually rich knowledge areas to reduce diagnostic error at the point of care. In line with this goal, he is focused on transforming medical education to include training in cognitive error and the use of information technology. Dr. Papier also focuses on consumer health, developing tools to educate and empower patients. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Dr. Papier completed his premed studies at Columbia University, received his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his graduate medical training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Medical Informatics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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