TechTool review ReelDx
ReelDx is a website that hosts videos of patient cases. Users can browse the videos and discuss the case management. It has been set up by a team of doctors and Health IT entrepreneurs in the US…It is Amazing
The ReelDx website is very well designed – it looks lovely and there has obviously been time spent working on the layout and graphics. It runs smoothly and all the cases are clearly laid out with great quality video recording. Loads quickly in chrome and firefox, but had some issues with earlier version of Internet Explorer on hospital networks.
There is a rather large library of videos on there already, including over 310 Emergency Medicine cases and more than 430 Paediatric cases…which wins me over instantly.
- Each case contains some basic information and background about the patient, including baselines obs.
- The video is a recording of that patient’s presenting complaint usually with some history from the patient.
- You can try to work out the diagnosis or click to reveal.
- There is a concise section providing advice on differential diagnosis and management.
- Some cases have an extra ‘Expert Commentary’ video, where one of the Reel Dx experts discusses the case in more detail.
- There is a comments section for users to discuss the case.
See this case of a 10 year old boy with ear pain as a nice example
Security and Patient Confidentiality
- There seem to be several hospitals in the US taking part in this and the website states that it is HIPAA compliant.
- There aren’t any specific details on the site about what the consent process is for this.
- It contains many fully identifiable patient videos so it would be interesting to hear more about this process
- Currently FREE
- …but there has been a huge amount of work developing this site, not sure how the ROI will work.
- This is fabulous and free.
- It really encompasses what is great about health IT and online education – it uses our day-to-day clinical work for broader teaching.
- In addition the teaching is delivered in a way that looks great, is interactive, and encourages other people to join in.
This is the best new FOAM resource I’ve come across this year.
I only wish I had Google Glass and a hospital that might agree to take part….