Mobile Dermoscopy For Effective Patient eTriage

by The DermEngine Team on Apr 3, 2018

Research demonstrates that in order to provide patients with fast and effective care for the early detection of skin cancer, they must be involved in their skin health process. In addition to providing patients with educational materials and practices (such as the ABCDE method for monthly skin checks) dermatologists and physicians are now able to offer patients MoleScope: a mobile dermoscope designed for in-home use.

Studies suggest that up to 70% of skin cancer cases are initially noticed by the patient themselves or their family/friends rather than a medical professional.1 Additional research shows that survival rates of skin cancers heavily rely on early stage diagnosis- for example, early stage melanoma has a survival rate of over 98%. In contrast, melanomas treated at a later stage have a survival rate of only 16%.2

Patient Dermoscopy
These statistics suggest that in addition to patients visiting their doctor for annual skin checks, they must be equipped with tools that will support them with skin cancer early detection and prevention in their daily lives.
 

For example, patients provided with a digital dermoscope such as MoleScope are able to capture medical grade-quality images of their skin for enhanced tracking and management. Additionally, the free paired app allows patients to organize their images on an intuitive personal 3D Body Map, perform an assisted ABCDE analysis, receive helpful reminders and guides for monthly skin checks and even send images to a dermatologist in their area for feedback (if this feature is available in their region).

Teledermoscopy Software Dermatologist Feedback DermEngine (1)

This empowers patients to be in control of their skin imaging needs, be educated on the dangerous signs of melanoma, as well as encourage them taking an active role in their continued skin health. Due to the fact that patient engagement is essential for streamlining workflow processes and ensuring optimized care outcomes for patients and physicians alike, technologies must be utilized to support this growing need.3

Helping Patients Support Dermatologists

By providing patients with the educational and medical tools necessary for skin imaging and skin cancer early detection, medical professionals gain helpful data from their patients to streamline processes. By providing patients with the latest in digital dermoscopy, MoleScope allows dermatologists to:

  • Create a new form of revenue: offer affordable care while earning an additional source of revenue
  • Remain connected with patients: utilize the latest teledermoscopy software to support your patients
  • Streamline workflows: experience a simplified work solution through the use of digitized tools to eliminate tedious paperwork
  • Reduce unnecessary in-clinic visits: provide fast, quality care while lowering clinic visits

MoleScope Patient App Teledermoscopy- MoleScope Digital Dermoscope

Through the use of a dermatoscope such as MoleScope, dermatologists are able to further support their patients in their skin health while simultaneously optimizing their practice and their care. This ensures that patients receive the feedback they need in a timely manner to promote the early detection of skin cancer and other skin conditions to ensure optimal survival outcomes and continued wellness.

Additionally, dermoscopes such as MoleScope are designed to work seamlessly with many intelligent dermatology platforms such as DermEngine. This advanced dermoscopy platform allows medical professionals to receive and analyze patient cases through the use of features such as total body photography, clinic analytics, Visual Search (powered by artificial intelligence/AI) and much more for complete dermatology services.

Conclusion

Dermoscopes such as MoleScope empower patients to manage their skin health with in-home use. Through the use of eTriage and intelligent teledermoscopy software such as DermEngine, medical professionals are able to provide fast, affordable, and streamlined care to their patients while encouraging the early detection of skin cancers.

-The MetaOptima Team

Are you interested in learning more about how technologies such as DermEngine (dermatology EMR software) and MoleScope (dermatoscope) can support your practice? Download our brochure today.
 
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Sources:
  1. https://dermatology.ca/public-patients/skin/melanoma/
  2. https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/melanoma/statistics
  3. https://patientengagementhit.com/news/how-telemedicine-brings-new-meaning-to-patient-engagement

 

Topics: Teledermoscopy Dermatoscopy Dermatoscope MoleScope Mobile Dermoscope Dermoscope Dermoscopy