Medical professionals, particularly dermatologists, have been combining their services with telecommunication for nearly a quarter of a century. Although valued for its efficiency, in some areas teledermatology approaches still face numerous barriers which have slowed its widespread adoption.
As disconnected healthcare systems continue to burden providers, medical experts are turning to an enterprise approach to standardize operational workflows. Practices are now adopting interoperable EMR software such as DermEngine with the goal of optimizing communication for higher quality care.
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?
The scalability of teledermatology software like DermEngine is breaking through to health operations of all kinds. From solo & group practices to large enterprises, this cloud-based software provides the opportunity for growth so that healthcare professionals are able to better serve their patients.
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.