PicSafe enables medical professionals to securely capture clinical images of their patients for such purposes as:
Here are a couple of possible uses for PicSafe:
A burns victim is being treated in the burns unit of a hospital with a badly burnt arm. A nurse dresses the wound a 9am and 4pm each day. At 10am the registrar arrives wants to see how the wound is healing. Now the dressing has to be taken off at great discomfort to the patient, and at great cost to the hospital (in time and materials). If the nurse were to use PicSafe to take a photo of the arm while the dressing was being changed at 9am, the pain and cost would be avoided.
A registrar was called from the Emergency Department at 10pm about a 6-year-old boy who had fallen over at home and cut his lip. The Emergency Resident was unable to send a photo of the laceration (despite it being requested by the surgical registrar) because hospital policy would not allow it. The registrar lives in the city and would have had to drive one hour each way to see the child. Instead he decided to put the child on the next morning's operating list without first seeing the laceration. When the registrar examined the child the following day he saw that no surgery was required. Unfortunately the parents were agitated after spending the whole night in the emergency department, and insisted that the child be sutured under general anaesthetic.