1360.1 - Specialist dermatology services delivered by asynchronous store and forward technology (resubmission)

Page last updated: 03 August 2017

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


Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Consultation Protocol (Word 256 KB)
Consultation Protocol (PDF 1269 KB)

Feedback and Survey Form (Word 106 KB)
Feedback and Survey Form (PDF 395 KB)

Final Protocol (Word 258 KB)
Final Protocol (PDF 1207 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (Word 208 KB)
Public Summary Document (PDF 378 KB)

Meetings for this Application


13 - 14 August 2015


7 - 8 February 2017


6 - 7 April 2017