Smart technology aids pharmacies in first checks for skin cancer

A partnership between Green Cross Health community pharmacies, Kiwi multidisciplinary skin cancer and dermatology centre Skin Institute and technology provider Firstcheck to improve access to skin cancer screening over the summer is being hailed as a success and there are hopes it will now be rolled out to other pharmacies.

The collaboration involved pharmacists from Unichem and Life Pharmacy taking photos of suspicious lesions or moles using Firstcheck's technology while the customer was in the store, with magnified images sent to skin cancer doctors from Skin Institute for assessment and digital reports sent back to the patient usually on the same day.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: Firstcheck

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