Advances in medical technology have opened the door for dermatology mobile health (mHealth) programs, and these same technologies have the potential to radically change dermatology trial designs.
Here are four ways digital disruption in the dermatology field is benefiting both patients and providers:
1. Reduced wait times: Digital health assessments make time spent scheduling, traveling, and waiting a thing of the past. In many cases, response times may be as short as 24 hours.
2. Improved access: For example, dermoscopy allows the detailed evaluation of colors and microstructures of the skin down to the papillary dermis and is more accurate than evaluation by the naked eye. With teledermoscopy, dermoscope images can be taken by a general practitioner and transmitted to a dermatologist electronically for evaluation and diagnosis.