Health information privacy represents a crucial aspect of patient data handling in dermatology practices. As established by the New Zealand privacy code, cloud-based dermatology software must comply with all rules and regulations for the appropriate management of patient information.
Dermoscopy: known for its ability to increase the diagnostic accuracy of skin cancer, comes in many forms. Recently is the introduction of mobile dermoscopy for in-home imaging. What can medical experts do to convince patients that this is the next step in receiving accessible skin care services?
Total body photography has become the preferred methodology for large scale study of potentially serious skin diseases such as melanoma. Despite current technical and operative challenges, this technique is labelled as the future for effective dermatology practices in the fight against skin cancer.
The access to skincare is vital for the early detection of many skin conditions. Better accessibility to dermatology services can be achieved through a wider variety of points of care including PCPs, pharmacies and teledermoscopy services working in synergy to ensure best services for patients.
When adopting mobile devices within your practice it is essential that regulations are strictly adhered to. The following guide outlines the key legal issues to be aware of when using a mobile device to take clinical images along with how DermEngine's dermatology EMR software supports this process.
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 use of dermoscopy has signified a great advancement in dermatology. Future directions predict the standard utilization of mobile dermoscopes for patient self-examination as a powerful instrument for skin cancer early detection and higher survival rates.