If you're like most people, you may be amazed at the pace of technological change in the world all around you. Nowhere has this been more advanced than in science and medical care, with the next major breakthrough just around the corner and a lot to look forward to for the average patient. Practitioners are beginning to collaborate with each other like never before as part of this technological advancement, and this has led to new collaboration and to the introduction of new dictionary terms. If you're currently working with a skin care provider around an ongoing issue, what do you need to know about the brand-new world of teledermatology?
Most health professionals are excited about this emerging field of medicine that allows them to collaborate with other specialists at a distance and helps them provide a better quality of service for each individual client. This may allow them to gain access to medical knowledge that they might not have at their own location, as part of a shared environment through certain channels. They may be able to brainstorm to come up with a solution based on the exchange of confidential medical information as they manage the expectations for the patient in question.
In the field of dermatology, practitioners can now get a second or even third opinion relating to a complex presented problem, so they can come up with the initial diagnosis and then plan a more effective level of treatment. They may be able to reach out to a specialist in that field, who can then be engaged for future consultations, especially if progress has been a little slow up until that point. In the past, a stumbling block like this may have been problematic and might have involved a referral to another practice, which may have been some distance for the patient in question. Now, teledermatology allows progress to be made in virtually every situation, without placing additional stress on the patient.
There are various different hardware and software tools available to the practitioner to allow them to take advantage of teledermatology. As you may expect, privacy and security are key fundamentals associated with this emerging technology, so the patient does not need to worry that their information may, somehow, be compromised.
Ask your practitioner if they are engaged with this new form of collaboration, as it may help you to get to the bottom of your problem far sooner than ever before.Share