The world of dermoscopy is rapidly evolving as intelligent dermatology software, tools, and innovations flood the market. Read on to discover the 5 innovations dominating the industry and how they will enhance the way you provide your services.
1. AI-Fueled Clinical Decision Support Tools
It is no surprise that at the top of the list is (AI) artificial intelligence in dermatology. Through continuous breakthroughs in big data, intelligent dermatology software is already offering limitless applications in the areas of predictive analytics, personalized healthcare and clinical decision support tools.
For example, clinical decision support tools such as DermEngine's Visual Search hold the power to enhance the way dermatologists provide their feedback. By holding constant access to a library of tens of thousands of pre-labelled pathology images and deep insights into top diagnoses and risk of malignancy of visually similar cases, dermatologists, physicians, and skin cancer specialists are equipped with an incredibly valuable educational and confidence-boosting resource.
2. Automatic Mole Detection
Another merging trend, tools such as Total Body Photography automatically detect all moles within a body part image and map them to a 3D Body Map counterpart of that patient. Entirely centralized within a single software, dermatologists can then add dermoscopic images and better manage their patient profiles.
Upon a future visit, this Full-Body Imaging software will then automatically identify any changes in the body parts over time. Due to the fact that skin cancer early detection is essential to optimized survival outcomes, support tools that assist in identification and changes are crucial.
3. Teledermoscopy Software
As popularity in dermoscopy has increased, a growing number of studies are being published praising teledermoscopy software such as DermEngine for its ability to match in-office visits with a physician or dermatologist. In addition to the support of medical professionals, patients are quickly moving to support the technology; one study concludes that 87% of participants agreed that teledermoscopy improved the quality of their skin exams, with 94% stating that dermoscopy tools such as MoleScope are easy to use.
4. Cloud-Based Dermatology EMR Software
The need for cloud computing arises in the fact that approximately 70% of EMR systems in the United States fail to “communicate” with other software. The ability for systems to communicate, called interoperability, is one of the hottest topics for new and revolutionary cloud EMR software.
The primary benefit of cloud computing in dermatology is the reliable access to network backups thus preventing data loss due to local hardware failures. Additionally, this service allows dermatologists to access information from remote locations which in turn promotes accessibility and saves time while reducing costs of in-house equipment and storage space.
The Future Of Dermatoscopy
As the dermoscopy industry continues to be introduced to a new world of advanced digital health technologies, medical professionals will be equipped with smarter and more efficient tools for streamlined workflows and optimized patient outcomes. Only four of these amazing innovations are cloud EMR software, teledermoscopy, automatic mole detection (MoleMap), and clinical decision support tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
-The MetaOptima Team
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