Teledermatology and clinical photography: safeguarding patient privacy and mitigating medico-legal risk

Med J Aust 2016; 204 (5): 198-200.
Authors: Paul Stevenson, Anna R Finnane and H Peter Soyer
“Capturing clinical images is becoming more prevalent in everyday clinical practice, and dermatology lends itself to the use of clinical photographs and teledermatology. “Store-and-forward”, whereby clinical images are forwarded to a specialist who later responds with an opinion on diagnosis and management is a popular form of teledermatology. …Failing to use appropriate security precautions poses an emerging medico-legal risk for practitioners.”
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