Skin cancer is a problem that affects us all. In spite of the widely recognized importance of skin cancer early detection, rates continue to increase. Overwhelmed, dermatologists are starting to empower patients with mobile dermoscopes to take skin cancer imaging into their own hands.
The Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster is a nationwide initiative aiming to fund technological projects across the country. Today marks the official launch of Phase 1, where MetaOptima will collaborate with partners in the execution of the Dermatology Intelligent Imaging Network project.
Research shows that healthcare workers can't seem to move past the fax machine. Part 1 of this article summarized the 4 main reasons behind this decision. In part 2, each of these points are examined in greater detail to uncover their negative consequences on the healthcare system and its patients.
Technology is driving the many changes that the healthcare field has been witnessing in recent times. Dermatology has seen the implementation of many advancements as much in hardware as in software systems for the improvement of service quality for doctors and patients alike.
Fax machines have long held a place within healthcare. In spite of the many technological advancements such as artificial intelligence and teledermatology this hardware is still used by 75% of respondents. This is quickly becoming a problem as practices struggle to upgrade while staying connected.
AI is driving the latest advancements in many fields, including dermatology. Despite the great ability of AI algorithms to perform complex tasks with similar accuracy as professional experts, the emotional and relational elements of human interaction render patient-doctor relationships imperative.
It's National Skin Cancer Action Week in Australia. With 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed in their lifetime, it's important to educate people on the importance of skin cancer early detection. But where exactly are patients turning to seek medical support, and most importantly, are they receiving it?