Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

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

Application Number

1360
Application NameSpecialist dermatology services delivered by asynchronous store and forward technology
Description of Medical ServiceThis 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 ConditionSpecialist 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.
Consultation Protocol7 February – 21 March 2014
Consultation Protocol (PDF 1284 KB)
Consultation Protocol (Word 271 KB)
Final Protocol Final Protocol (PDF 377 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 238 KB)
ReportsFinal Assessment Report (PDF 2117 KB)
Final Assessment Report (Word 2079 KB)
MSAC OutcomesPublic Summary Document (PDF 98 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 143 KB)

Meetings for this Application

Meeting Type:Date:
PASC12 to 13 December 2013
ESC 8 to 10 October 2014
MSAC 26 to 28 November 2014

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