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Dermatology opinions via intranet could reduce waiting times

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:737
  1. Michael D'Souza, General practitioner,
  2. Dhiren Shah, General practitioner,
  3. Klaus Misch, Consultant dermatologist,
  4. Lucy Ostlere, Consultant dermatologist
  1. Canbury Medical Centre, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 6HR
  2. Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7QB

    EDITOR—We have just piloted a new telemedicine program called Dermaclinic (from Agora Healthcare) which runs on any computer that can access the internet. It permits doctors to send, via a confidential intranet, digital photographs (figure) and clinical histories for a returnable second opinion via the same medium. Its clinical database is backed up on a server owned by the practice and accessible only through a password held by practising clinicians.

    Digital photographs and case histories can be sent …

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