1360 - Specialist dermatology services delivered by asynchronous store and forward technology

Page last updated: 25 October 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

This is a specialist dermatology service delivered offline using asynchronous store and forward technology. The patient is referred to a specialist dermatologist by a general practitioner, nurse practitioner or aboriginal health worker (the referrer). The referrer provides the specialist dermatologist a medical history, an outline of the current skin problem and photos by a secure web application. The specialist dermatologist reviews the information and, where necessary, requests additional information or photos. The dermatologist then provides a diagnosis and treatment plan to the referrer following a review of the documentation provided.

Description of Medical Condition

Specialist dermatology services delivered by asynchronous store and forward technology are applicable to all inflammatory skin conditions referred including skin cancer management, eczema, psoriasis, acne, bacterial impetigo, Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption and amoxicillin-induced drug eruption. In each case the dermatologist will determine, based on the information provided, whether the consult is suitable for asynchronous consult.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 377 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 238 KB)

Assessment Report

Final Assessment Report (PDF 2117 KB)
Final Assessment Report (Word 2079 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 98 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 143 KB)

Meetings for this Application


12 to 13 December 2013


8 to 10 October 2014


26 to 28 November 2014