I’ve been rethinking my previous post on “symptom-based search”, and thinking that I’ve been sloppy with my language. Some of these tools include a search component (sometimes searching proprietary content, sometimes searching the Web, sometimes searching select Web sites), but I think categorizing them as “search” tools was a mistake. From now on, I’ll refer to these as online Dx tools.
Today’s addition to the list is the VisualDxHealth My Disease Finder
Select the patient’s age and gender:
Graphically select the part of the body:
…and click Go:
Photographs fitting the criteria are then displaid:
This appears to be most useful in identifying dermatological conditions.
Also interesting from VisualDxHealth, embeddable Widgets for iGoogle or for any Web page: