Teledermatology via electronic referrals

Teledermatology via electronic referrals
  • Type of Project
  • Stage of CompletionIn progress
  • Area of InterestSecondary care, Medical, Primary care, Integrated care
  • Health DomainQuality, Other, Data & digital
  • Geographic RegionMidland
  • Priority PopulationOlder persons, Low-socio economic, Pacific, Youth, Rural, Disability, Maori, Other

Organisation: Waikato District Health Board

Electronic responses to dermatology referrals via BPAC started in February 2016, the suspected skin cancer pathway was added in July 2017, and general dermatology pathway was added in October 2018. It evolved from 'Decline with advice' to 'Accept non-contact First Specialist Appointment' in July 2020. Waikato DHB have been evaluating the service with several conference presentations, posters and publications.

Jones, L.; Jameson, M.; Oakley, A. Remote Skin Cancer Diagnosis: Adding Images to Electronic Referrals Is More Efficient Than Wait-Listing for a Nurse-Led Imaging Clinic. Cancers 2021, 13, 5828. 

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