A Dermatologist is consulting a patient that is worried about a mole. The doctor feels it is suspicious and wants to take a photo of it before removing it.
The doctor opens the PicSafe® app on his/her personal device and explains to the patient while doing so that he/she would like to take a photo. Upon receiving the patient's agreement, the photo is subsequently taken.
The doctor enters the patient details and records the patient's consent (the patient signs on screen after reading the proposed usage of their photo).
The doctor submits the form and the app uploads a “report” to the medical record system.
The doctor opens the camera app on their phone.
The doctor explains, to the patient, they are going to take a photo and takes a photo.
Doctor emails the photo to their receptionist (the email server is in the USA).
The iPhone automatically uploads the photo to iCloud.
The receptionist adds the photo to the patient's record in the clinic software they use (e.g. Medical Director).
The Result (without PicSafe):
No consent recorded.
Patient data leaves the country.
The doctor's phone (and potentially, their commercial application being used) is storing patient data.
In breach of Privacy Regulations. Potential fine of £500,000 if breaches lead to substantial damage or distress to patients.
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