Steps to Evaluate Maturity of the Teledermatopathology System

  • The figure below show the different steps in the 5 levels to reach a fully digitalized system in digital pathology.
    • The presentation shows the completeness applied for the experience in Andalusia, Spain.
    • It is a case example useful for all interested readers in terms of replication and scaling up.
  • We are also in the first phase of this maturity matrix: this means that right now we are able to efficiently:
    • acquire images
    • store images
    • distribute images
    • present images
  • The team of the presenter is currently working on the design of the PACS* system, more precisely on the normalization of this storage system for pathology and to integrate them with the hospital information system.
  • Of course, the e-learning and teleconferencing are already working very well in pathology, but there still is a lot of work to do in data mining, clinical collaboration, innovative ways to store DNA data, PACS data storage and a full EMR integration (Electronic Medical Record).

*PACS stands for Picture Archive and Communication System. It is an integrated pathology management system

Marcial Garcia-Rojo, MD. Teledermatopathology. 8th World Congress of Teledermatology, Skin Imaging and AI in Skin diseases – November 2020

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