CaseHx for Apple iPhone & iPod Touch

Case Hx is an application for iPhone and iPod Touch which facilitates easy capture of Clinical case history and physical examination notes by the physician on his phone. The features of this app are:

 •Case History offers a clear structured and systematic approach to history taking. It is absolutely critical to get well versed with a systematic, step wise approach to history taking.This is an essential skill to acquire for any physician.

•Stepwise systematic approach ranging from Introduction and Early Observation of the patient to General History, Systemic History, Symptoms’ descriptions & Grading.

•Comprehensive guide to General History comprising-

◦Introduction

◦Initial Data

◦Chief Complaint

◦History of Present Illness

◦Past Medical History

◦Personal & Social Profile digging deeper into Alcohol, smoking, drug abuse questioning

◦Family History

◦Drug History

◦Activity & Exercise History

◦Obstetric History

◦Gynecological History

•Organ Systems History. The most common complaints of the Major Organ systems:

◦Cardivascular System

◦Respiratory System

◦Kidney & Urinary Tract

◦Gastrointestinal Tract

◦Psychiatric Assessment

◦Musculoskeletal System

◦Endocrine and Nutrition

◦  Constitutional, Common complaints.

•Physical Examination: More than 90 Examinations including:

◦Cranial Nerve Examination

◦Complete Chest Examination

◦Breast, Cardiac, Pulmonary

◦Complete Abdominal Examination- GI including Abdominal Mass

◦Head & Neck

◦Arms & Legs including Neurological Assessment Muscle Power, Reflexes, Sensory

◦Wrist & Palm – Nails- Clubbing

◦Genital Examination-Male & Female.

•Symptom based Questioning approach-The app not only provides a list of Symptoms for Each Organ System but also the right questionnaire guide for each of them with a quick Access to the right questions.

The app has an inbuilt questionnaire of over 60 symptoms:

General

  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough

CardioVascular System

  • Dyspnea
  • Orthopnea
  • Nocturnal Dyspnea
  • Fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Syncope
  • Swelling-Legs

Respiratory System

  • Dyspnea
  • Cough
  • Sputum
  • Hemoptysis
  • Abnormal Chest Sounds
  • Chest Pain

Urinary Tract

  • Hematuria
  • Flank Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Oliguria
  • Polyuria
  • Nocturia
  • Urine Incontinence

G.I.Tract

  • Dysphagia
  • Heartburn
  • Odynophagia
  • Flatulence
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Weight Loss
  • Hematemesis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea

Psychiatric Assessment

  • Mental Status Questionnaire
  • Appearance Behavior
  • Emotional State
  • Behaviour
  • Speech
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Delusions

Musculo-Skeletal

  • Myalgia
  • Arthralgia
  • Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Weakness

Endocrine & Nutrition

  • Polydipsia
  • Polyuria
  • Polyphagia
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Weakness
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Impotence