Skin cancer early detection constitutes the biggest challenge of dermatology practices. The application of teledermatology and total body photography has brought great improvements in detecting the disease at early stages with higher survival rates and important saving in the public health systems.
Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the concept of learning through the use of powerful algorithms capable of outperform human experts in a variety of disciplines. However, such success is reliant on the relatively unknown tasks of “humans in the loop” for data labelling.
Dermatology EMR systems are a crucial tool for data management in modern practices. Although patient data can be efficiently collected, stored and shared, the use of remote connectivity in cloud-based software is the key to effective patient-doctor communication.
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.
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.
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.