Medical innovation continues to grow and improve as new technologies bring with them exciting new opportunities. Yet, many doctors are still using the same generic medical software that has been around for the last 10-15 years.
Most doctors are already using iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices every day, but they’re still seeking practical and affordable apps that will add value to their business every day.
In this sector, most medical apps focus on the patient and not the doctor.
This means shedding light on unsung heroes of medical technology innovation making a difference in helping doctors streamline the recording and tracking process during skin consultations.
One such medical app to be brought to your attention is ApreSkin launched recently to the Apple AppStore, created by dermatologist Brad Jones and app development company Creative Intersection.
The app has been designed to be user-friendly and compliment doctors’ current electronic medical records software. Using a realistic 3D model for its graphic user interface, the ApreSkin app enables automated localisation on the model to streamline data entry during skin consultations as well as the direct attachment of photos.
So how does it work?
Using an iPad doctors can easily generate a patient report or medical record of the skin consult using realistic 3D models to accurately mark skin lesions or conditions along with automated data entry of the location. Then at the press of a button, simply attach photos or screenshots to aid future identification of the lesion.
The data entry is fully customisable for the doctor to use the terms and phrases that are commonly used for diagnoses and procedures. The app also features customisable templates for surgical and laser procedures as well as a PASI template for psoriasis.
For security and patient privacy, the data on the app is encrypted and protected by a pin number.
With the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets worldwide, there’s no reason why healthcare professionals shouldn’t be using technology to save time and improve efficiencies during consultations and to record data.
ApreSkin is available for download from the App Store.