teledermatology

By Laura Lovett and Leontina Postelnicu 12:12 pm July 25, 2019
The summer's second heatwave hit Europe this week, with Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands recording yesterday their highest ever temperatures. On Tuesday, in the UK, the number of visits to the NHS heat exhaustion and heatstroke page had already soared to 22,000, compared to the average of around 4,200 per day throughout the rest of the month, according to NHS Digital. While we’re all happy to...

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By Jonah Comstock 10:58 am January 22, 2019
São Paolo, Brazil is a city with 20 million inhabitants — all served by a nationalized healthcare system that has struggled to find enough specialists to offer those residents care in a timely manner. Take dermatology, for instance. The city had a waitlist of more than 60,000 people, each waiting around a year and a half to see a dermatologist. So city officials decided to see if telemedicine...
a mobile app for digital dermatology
By Jonah Comstock 05:08 pm July 20, 2018
Alexander Börve’s company FirstDerm offers online consultations with board-certified dermatologists and a free product that uses AI to give users ideas about what their skin condition might be. But Börve’s background isn’t in dermatology. In fact he’s an orthopedic surgeon by training. He had the idea to build his app because he realized how pervasive the need is for dermatological consultation...
By Laura Lovett 12:37 pm December 4, 2017
Parent-operated smartphone photography could be another tool for diagnosing pediatric dermatology patients, according to findings in a recent study published by JAMA.  The study found that the overall concordance between photograph-based vs in-person diagnosis was 83 percent.  “Our study shows that, in most cases, parents can take photographs of sufficient quality to allow for accurate...
By Heather Mack 04:49 pm March 13, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Leo Innovation Lab announced a $5.5 million Series A and seed funding round that will go to five startups around the world, ranging from mobile app makers to AI platform providers. Leo Innovation Lab sprung out of Danish pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma in 2015 and was established to develop long-term strategies aimed at improving multiple aspects of everyday life for...
By Heather Mack 05:07 pm January 26, 2017
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with some 5.4 million cases in the United States each year, and it’s also the most treatable as long as it is detected in the early stages. However, not everyone has the same access to dermatologists that could offer such promising prognoses, so a group of Stanford researchers set out to change that by creating an algorithm that can visually detect...
By Heather Mack 01:53 am September 20, 2016
Walgreens' website and mobile app will now features access to skin care services for those looking to get quick, affordable dermatology questions answered when they can’t get access to a skin care specialist. Through a partnership with teledermatology provider Iagnosis, Walgreens will offer visitors the site or app access to DermatologistOnCall, Iagnosis’ flagship program featuring dermatology...
By Heather Mack 12:49 pm August 4, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut-based 3Derm, a teledermatology startup that allows patients and non-dermatologists to capture clinical-quality 3D images of skin, has raised $1.66 million, according to an SEC Form D filing.  In an interview with MedCity News, 3Derm CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Asai said the goal is to expand its New England customer base and add clients in Midwest and Southwest markets...
By Jonah Comstock 02:50 pm July 6, 2016
New York City-based SkyMD has officially launched its B2B teledermatology offering today, following a “soft launch” in October.  “If you look at our history, we launched into beta in March of 2015, so we've been live in some ways for a little over a year now,” CEO Eric Price told MobiHealthNews. “In our first few months we were very sort of closed, we were only working with 10 doctors to kind of...
By Aditi Pai 02:10 pm May 16, 2016
Direct to consumer dermatology telemedicine services are lacking in a number of areas, including transparency, diagnostic and therapeutic quality, and thoroughness, according to a small study published in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers who worked on the study were from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, Pasadena Premier Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Department...