Frequently Asked Question: FAQ:

Why would I bother with taking clinical photos on my smartphone?

Other FAQs

Summarizing the widely acknowledged benefits of smartphone clinical photography - it can help save time, money and lives. More specifically it:

  1. Accelerates access to specialist care;
  2. Enhances education for trainees;
  3. Facilitates efficient triaging of patients; and
  4. Documents what has taken place.

See some of the use cases for specific examples.

Almost Everyone Is Doing It, Incorrectly

Albeit that doesn't make it right, it does highlight the value of smartphone clinical photography in the modern clinical and surgical healthcare setting, and further places a genuine emphasis on getting it right by forming safe and secure practices.

  • 89% of physicians polled admitted to taking medical images on their smartphones in a 2014 study, up from 65% in a 2012 survey.
  • 73% of doctors polled admitted to storing clinical photos among their "personal" photos.

We, therefore, take the view that it is now moot to ask: "Is it reasonable to use smartphones for clinical photography?" Instead, how can such technology be reasonably and safely employed to improve their patients' outcomes further?