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Use Scenario to Implement an Innovative Service: Teledermatology

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Tu Anh Duong, Romain Farel, Julie Le Cardinal

Ecole Centrale Paris, Chatenay Malabry, France

Paper No. DETC2014-35516, pp. V01AT02A090; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2014-35516
From:
  • ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: 34th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4628-5
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME

abstract

Teledermatology is an application of telemedicine i.e. clinical healthcare using IT-technologies, for skin disorders. This innovative system is consider as a potential answer to the decrease number of physicians, their unequal density, and to shorten the lead time and the time to schedule a visit. Despite its indisputable medical interest and a mature technology, teledermatology struggles to demonstrate the benefit of its large-scale deployment to decision makers. Considering Teledermatology as a technological or organizational innovation, to improve the conventional care process delivery and not as an independent healthcare delivery may be a key issue. Using conventional care activity modeling, we will in this paper take the example of skin cancer management to generate the possible observed scenarios and their possible occurrence in >65 year old population. Then using time and cost as process indicators, we will measure and evaluate the impact of a teledermatology process on the conventional care process. Numerical data will be gathered by two experimental studies.

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