Patients with skin conditions across Scotland will soon be able to get expert support from dermatologists without leaving home, thanks to an innovative new digital service pioneered by Edinburgh based Storm ID, the developers of the Lenus Health Platform.
Current demand on healthcare is presenting significant challenges with delivering all types of appointments, including for those requiring dermatology services. With COVID-19, remote patient support and virtual consultations are needed now more than ever. This scale up across Scotland, which makes use of our Lenus Health Platform, will help many more patients receive expert care from the NHS without leaving home.
Paul McGinness, Director at Storm ID
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing clinicians to think differently. The scale up of Digital Dermatology Assessments will help us reach more patients across Scotland, resulting in quicker diagnosis and improvement in quality of referrals to other services. From our trial, we know digital appointments take less time, typically around 7 minutes, which is good for both patients and clinicians.
Colin Morton, Consultant Dermatologist at NHS Forth Valley
Supporting patients by offering more choice and flexibility over how they access health services has been crucial during the pandemic. I welcome the development and national roll-out of the Digital Dermatology Assessment system which will continue to improve patients access to services now and in the future.
Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
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