Collaborate with top medical minds on real-world medical cases
The most relevant cases and sharpest medical minds at your fingertips
Keep your finger on the pulse of medicine
See experts on the frontlines discuss the cases that matter in real-time
*Map is showing actual Figure 1 members worldwide
Medical education with real-world application
Education with real-world application, based on real cases and discussions
40% of clinicians
who are unable to resolve a patient case on their own find a resolution through peer-to-peer collaboration on Figure 1*
*Source: Figure 1 member data
Expanding the boundaries of healthcare professionals through real-time knowledge-sharing
A Global Effort to Save a Life
When a nurse in rural Haiti saw numerous pustules on a newborn infant’s scalp and shoulders, she was concerned that they might signal a potentially life-threatening infection. With no other medical professionals available to consult, and no laboratory resources, she turned to Figure 1’s network of healthcare professionals for real-time consultation and collaboration.
A pediatrician in California saw the case, and was quick to reassure her that the infant had benign neonatal pustular melanosis, a condition which resolves spontaneously and requires no treatment. The diagnosis was confirmed by other pediatricians, as well as dermatologists, and obstetricians and gynecologists. With the support of the Figure 1 community and collective knowledge base, the nurse subsequently safely discharged the newborn without any unnecessary and cost-prohibitive treatments.
Improving the accuracy of patient diagnosis together
An 8-month old patient developed a whiplash-like rash while at daycare. A physician assistant assessing the patient had no idea what could have caused the striking eruption. In searching for a diagnosis, and concerned about possible physical child abuse, she posted the case on Figure 1 for advice. The answer came from a family medicine physician, who recognized the characteristic rash from another case on Figure 1—of a 50-year-old male who had developed shiitake dermatitis after visiting an Asian food festival.
This discourse prompted the PA to investigate the patient’s diet that day – which, to her amazement, included shiitake mushrooms in the form of mushroom soup. For many HCPs on Figure 1, the real-world medical cases and dialogue with their peers become powerful learning tools that deeply embed knowledge.
Keeping your fingers on the pulse - covid conversations
In a pandemic, real-time knowledge sharing between healthcare professionals can make the difference between life and death. During previous emerging public health threats, such as Zika and MERS, Figure 1 played a pivotal role in disseminating real-time clinical knowledge, allowing healthcare professionals to share cases about how the viruses presented. In early 2020, as Covid-19 swept the globe, information about the disease was changing daily, and healthcare professionals once again turned to Figure 1 to learn more about the novel virus.
One hospitalist in the U.S., about to start a 9-day stretch caring for Covid-19 patients, asked the community what questions they had about the disease, and shared cases of his patients, responding to questions and educating millions of healthcare professionals around the world in the process. Reading through the comments is a stark reminder of how far we’ve come in understanding and managing this disease – but also serves to show just how important these discussions are in the face of public health threats.
In the words of Figure 1 members
The cases help me stay up to date on various diseases and therapies. They keep my deductive skills sharp.
- Pediatric subspecialist
Once seen, never forgotten.
- Family Medicine Physician
This app has, and will influence better outcomes for our patients… perhaps even helping us save a few lives because of the knowledge you impart. Thank you!
- Nurse Practitioner