To say that health information technology (HIT) is rapidly evolving would be an understatement. As new solutions and technological advances emerge by the day, dermatology practitioners don’t just intend to meet their patients’ needs, but also stay ahead of the game. Taking the pulse of modern healthcare technologies, the world is witnessing some of the exciting trends in the derma realm.
One of the most striking developments in dermatology is total body photography, which leverages the power of dermoscopy to detect skin cancer in its early stages. Intelligent dermatology software, coupled with image capturing devices, automatically identifies moles within an image and transfers the data to a 3D body map. The 3D image then prioritizes any changes between images over time to support the early detection of skin cancer.
Over the last few years, the popularity of cloud-based technology across dermatology practices has grown exponentially. HIMSS Analytics, a global healthcare IT market intelligence firm, reports that more than 90 percent of healthcare providers today recognize the value of cloud services for their present and future dermatological offerings.
At the heart of all these innovations is artificial intelligence. With AI, dermatologists can develop intelligent algorithms to process patient data faster and provide new, crucial insights. Additionally, AI has the power to assist dermatologists in identifying various skin disorders. Although this technology is at the forefront of healthcare trends, experts agree it is not going to replace doctors—rather support them in their clinical decisions for enhanced patient outcomes and optimized care.
That said, in order to simplify the task for healthcare organizations, a distinguished panel comprising CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, analysts and MedTech Outlook’s editorial board, has selected some of the leading-edge technology vendors in the dermatology space. In this edition of MedTech Outlook, we present to you “Top 10 Dermatology Solution Providers – 2018.”