Novo Nordisk (Princeton, N.J.) announced the availability of Coags Uncomplicated—the first mobile application (app) to assist in the diagnosis of bleeding disorders—created in partnership with Craig Kessler, M.D., professor of medicine and pathology and director of the Coagulation Laboratory, Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Coags Uncomplicated features a Lab Value Analyzer that enables physicians to input test results and receive a list of potential diagnoses to consider including a description of each bleeding disorder and typical lab values. The app also provides step-by-step suggestions for appropriate lab tests to narrow possible diagnoses.
With the potential to help clinicians quickly and more accurately diagnose bleeding disorders, the app provides for the first time, in one place, information about bleeding disorders and their effects on coagulation laboratory tests.
The basis for the app came from U.S. market research results, which identified a gap in many specialists' recognition of abnormal blood clotting activity in a bleeding patient; often resulting in a focus on the location of the bleed rather than the cause. These findings were presented at the 2010 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.