The Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) is working to help doctors get fast and accurate input on any patient they are helping. It includes more than 6,000 doctors from over 70 countries and 500 medical institutions, and is now taking a bold step forward, having launched the Human Dx Alliance for the Underserved — a partnership of the nation's top medical societies, institutions, and boards dedicated specifically to expanding physician access for those who cannot afford it.
The Human Dx Alliance for the Underserved includes American Medical Association, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, and the National Association of Community Health Centers.
"We look forward to working with Human Dx as part of this important Alliance to help more uninsured and underinsured patients gain access to the specialty care they need," said AMA President David O. Barbe, MD.
The Alliance aims to help close the specialty care gap by building a nationwide electronic consult (eConsult) service where U.S. safety net physicians can get the information they need from specialists to provide the best care for their patients. The system will let doctors input their patient's background and medical findings, and then invite specialists to review the case and input their recommended tests and diagnosis.
In the coming years, eConsult will be implemented in 8,000 safety net clinics with 50,000 specialists to directly serve over three million patients, while permanently extending the capacity of the safety net to close the specialty care gap for its 30 million patients.
As more patients are added to the Human Dx system, it will bring us closer to a more inclusive, sustainable, and open future of medicine for all of humankind.