The advent of communication systems has allowed for the development of teledermatology services, where more recently teledermoscopy is helping improve the accuracy of diagnoses empowering doctors and patients to have an active fight against skin cancer.
The implementation of SaaS systems to dermatology services has changed the paradigm of how care is experienced by doctors and patients. AI is now helping further transform such services to have better efficiency, adaptability and safety.
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?