What is Capture and Share ?
"putting the focus on Teledermatology"
Capture and Share is a service that puts the focus on Teledermatology. Teledermatology is a subspecialty of dermatology and probably among the most popular applications of e-health and telemedicine. ATLAS™ and DURUS™ are being used to capture and transfer medical imaging information through visual and data communication.
“Integration is the ATLAS™ key characteristic.”
Different Modes of Capture and Share Service
There are two modes which form the Capture and Share Service for the practice of teledermatology: Store and forward and real time or interactive mode.
Capture and forward via DURUS™
The process involves capturing and forwarding digital images (skin, eye, etc.) linked with medical information to the data storage device. This process is performed via DURUS™ and is so simple as taking an image using your mobile phone. The primary advantage of using this mode is that it does not require both parties to be present at the same time and location. DURUS™ provides all the required equipment and interface.
Real time Share via ATLAS™
Real time Share mode (interactive teledermatology) entails the Doctor and the patient to interact on captured images through a live video consultation. This service mode takes place through ATLAS™ interface and a web camera (Logitech BRIO Webcam with 4K Ultra HD Video & HDR). This mode is more sophisticated since the doctor can quide the image capturing process unlike in the store and forward mode. Both parties must also be available at the same time.
"Capture and Share" service
Applications of Capture and Share Service span different areas of health care management such as consultation, diagnosis, treatment.
Why and when you need
Capture and Share Service
Telediagnosis can be a complex procedure especially without the presence of experienced doctor on-the-spot.
Capture and Share Service can support real-world Teledermatology by enabling direct consultation in which patient with a certain skin condition contacts a dermatologist through ATLAS to request proper diagnosis and treatment by sharing his/her EMR and HD images. The patient can capture images with proper guidance and lead to correct diagnosis.
We should note that there are specific medical cases more suitable for Capture and Share Service. For example:
- Viral warts
- Sessions Management
- Acne vulgaris irritant dermatitis
- Herpes zoster
- Vitiligo and bacterial
- Collaborators Management
- Fungal infections
This aspect remains a topic that needs to be studied further by our experts.