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Dermicus Telehealth Platform

Gnosco AB

Solution ID: 10022-001

Solution information last updated: 11 August 2020
Framework(s): GP IT Futures

Description

Summary

The Dermicus® digital telehealth platform is a CE Class 1 medical device and provides a secure link for collaboration from primary care clinicians to specialist consultants and experts capable of remotely diagnosing and triaging skin cancer, general skin lesions and wounds.

Full description

Dermicus® telehealth platform allows GPs to focus on patients in need, removing face to face meetings, travel and unnecessary referrals. Diagnosis can be obtained quickly remotely, reducing stress and worry for patients, improving early skin cancer diagnosis and ensuring consistency of wound management. Dermicus® is a compliant Wessex AHSN primary care demonstrator programme solution achieving NHS patient data security requirements: • Patient data hosted in UK • Integration to PDS (Patient Demographic Service) Dermicus® can be securely integrated into patient records systems or can be exported as a PDF and attached to the patient record. To support the transformational benefits of implementing teledermatology, Dermicus® drives continuous learning for the users by secure collaboration on the platform. This collaboration builds primary care users adoption and increases knowledge related to skin cancer and wound management.

Features

This Catalogue Solution has the following features that can help meet needs in primary care:
  • iPhone App to securely capture and send patient consultation data
  • Web App for secure remote diagnosis by a specialist
  • Secure e-consultation and collaboration
  • Continuous education
  • Two factor authentication secure login
  • Role based access

Capabilities met - NHS assured

This Catalogue Solution has demonstrated that it can help meet the following needs in primary care:

e-Consultations (Professional to Professional), 1.0.1

Enables the communication and sharing of specialist knowledge and advice between Health and Care Professionals to support better care decisions and professional development.
How this capability was met
Capabilities are a set of requirements that are defined using short descriptions called epics. Capabilities are achieved when a Catalogue Solution meets the required epics.
There are two types of epic: must and may. Some capabilities require the Catalogue Solution to meet all of the must epics, some require only one must epic to be met. May epics are optional.
This Catalogue Solution has achieved the following:
Must epics

Must epics that have been met

  • Health or Care Professional requests support (C29E1)
  • Respond to request for support from another Health or Care Professional (C29E2)
May epics

May epics that have been met

  • Link additional information to a request for support (C29E3)
  • Live Consultation: Health and Care Professionals (C29E4)
  • Link Consultation to Patient/Service User's Record (C29E5)

May epics that have not been met

  • Reports (C29E6)

Integrations

View information about the systems this Catalogue Solution integrates with to exchange data:

Supplier asserted integrations

Supplier asserted integrations are interoperability interfaces prepared by a supplier and are not specified or assured by the NHS.

Implementation timescales

These are the typical processes and timescales to implement this Catalogue Solution:
Rapid and proven implementation of Dermicus® telehealth platform can be achieved by working in partnership with the customer. Customer project requirements differ but for example, a go live can be achieved within 10 working days for a small implementation of 10 sites. To enable this rapid implementation, key stakeholders are identified and active within the project from the earliest stage with the Trust, CCG, Dermatology provider and primary care all engaging directly to develop a solution tailored to the health needs of the customer.

Client application type

This Catalogue Solution is supported by the following client application types:
Browser-based application
Supported browser types
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11
Mobile responsive
Yes
Mobile first approach
Yes
Plug-ins or extensions required
No
Minimum connection speed
0.5Mbps
Native mobile or tablet application
Supported operating systems
  • Apple IOS
Description of supported operating systems
Supports iOS 10 or later
Mobile first approach
Yes
Connection types supported
  • GPRS
  • 3G
  • LTE
  • 4G
  • 5G
  • Wifi
Memory size
256MB
Storage space
No additional storage space is required.
Hardware requirements
The service supports iPhone 6 (or later version) and iPad running iOS version 10 (or later). For skin cancer diagnosis the customer also needs to procure a dermatoscope.

Hosting type

These are the ways this Catalogue Solution can be hosted:
Public cloud

Summary

The Dermicus® telehealth platform is delivered as Software as a Service and hosted in UK as a private Cloud on AWS. There are secure and approved connections to HSCN and Patient Demographic Service (PDS).
End user devices must be connected to HSCN/N3

About supplier

Dermicus® is developed by Gnosco, in partnership with Karolinska University Teaching Hospital in Stockholm in 2012. Dermicus® was CE marked in 2014 and from July 2019 has been live in the NHS. An independent evaluation report of NHS customer benefits states: -Waiting times between referral and review have decreased dramatically. The average wait from referral to first consultant review was 26 days and now referrals using the Dermicus® platform have a wait time of 0.6 days. -Most patients were happy and satisfied with the new approach to skin cancer diagnosis, finding it fast, easy, reassuring and an improvement to skin examination. -The Dermicus® is not overly complex - referring clinicians have felt able to adopt the new way of working easily. -Outpatient cost saving - by moving from face-to-face to teleconsultations. The Dermicus® platform is of value for COVID-19 pandemic, as it crucially keeps older patients out of secondary care and supports efficient management of backlog.

Learn more

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Contact details

Philip Daniels-May
Business Development
020 8144 9739
philip@gnosco.se
David Karlberg
Product Management
020 8144 9739
david.karlberg@gnosco.se