Twin Cities Dermatology Center Adopts New Telehealth Solution, Miiskin, Providing Safe and Efficient Access to Hi-Res Patient Skin Images
Telehealth solution securely stores and forwards hi-def images, adding clarity and value to in-person and virtual appointments
MINNEAPOLIS, March 9, 2021 — As telehealth visits continue into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dermatology practices, in particular, are looking for new ways to help patients track skin changes and wound healing from afar. Announced today, Twin Cities Dermatology Center, a dermatology clinic led by Dr. Margareth Pierre-Louis, MD, MBA, FAAD, has implemented the new Miiskin PRO telehealth solution to help patients track and manage skin changes.
Miiskin, the world’s most popular AI-based digital health platform for tracking skin changes, designed the Miiskin PRO telehealth solution to be both patient-friendly and clinically valuable by streamlining the process of patients taking high-res photos of their skin and sending them to dermatologists.
The hands-on nature of a dermatology appointment introduces new challenges for dermatologists like Dr. Pierre-Louis. The quality of video conferencing tools is not enough to provide dermatologists with the video clarity they need to accurately assess their patients’ skin health. With Miiskin PRO, dermatologists can offer free use of Miiskin to their patients and then access the high-quality photo diaries taken by the patient at home with their smartphone. The app allows high-quality photo capture of moles, wounds, and wider skin areas that may require monitoring or specific attention. Patient self-monitoring of their skin in between either in-person or virtual appointments allows them to identify concerns that need discussion with their dermatologist.
“Our practice’s integration of Miiskin PRO demonstrates how world-class dermatology can be achieved through global collaboration of professionals with a shared goal of regular skin monitoring and reducing skin cancer mortalities. Visible wellness for all’ is a phrase we use often within our practice as it’s our belief that all of our patients matter equally, as we are all susceptible to skin cancer. Miiskin PRO is an extension of our practice’s mission as it allows us to improve our patients’ virtual visits by providing capture and storage of high-quality patient photographs taken over time, allowing for accurate diagnosis and more informed decision-making for all skin conditions.”– Dr. Margareth Pierre-Louis
As an Irish redhead, Minneapolis resident and patient of Twin Cities Dermatology Emily Riggs is no stranger to freckles and moles, especially on her back. However, 18 months ago she noticed a mark on her back that was much darker and looked different from the rest of her moles. It turned out to be melanoma and she underwent a wide incision to have it removed. Now, she sees Dr. Pierre-Louis every three months to monitor the rest of her spots to ensure it hasn’t spread.
“I was really excited when Dr. Pierre-Louis told me about the new Miiskin PRO technology available through her office because of how diligent I’ve now become about regularly tracking my skin changes. As a busy mom, I’m always looking for efficient technologies and easy to use solutions for my health, and I love that it allows me to securely send any concerning images directly to Dr. Pierre-Louis if I see a new or changing spot in between my regular appointments.”– Emily Riggs, patient of Twin Cities Dermatology
Miiskin is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Dermatologists can easily access the photos through the Miiskin platform which can be integrated with the electronic health record (EHR) system. Miiskin users and their dermatologists can confidently leverage the convenience of the app to share images in a more secure way than simply emailing them as many patients have traditionally done.
Miiskin launched for consumers in 2015 to track skin changes on their own using photos as a way to keep up with skin self-examination recommendations. Miiskin has been recommended by dermatologists for its focus on accurately capturing images of the skin for up-to-date skin health history without making diagnoses. Patients love how easy the app is to use, including its voice-guided, hands-free full-body photo capture feature, Automatic Skin Imaging, used to track wide-areas of skin where it can be challenging to catch a new mole or concerning change. – Miiskin is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Corporate Council and is proud to support the organization’s efforts to educate people about the importance of skin cancer early detection.
“Our HIPAA-compliant integration into practices has been a goal for Miiskin since the beginning of our journey, and we’re thrilled to have Twin Cities Dermatology Center deploying this solution for their patients. Skin cancers and other concerning spots or lesions don’t discriminate. Patients use our platform as a simple way to be diligent about skin health and are the first line of defense in identifying concerns to bring to the dermatologist. Empowering dermatologists and patients to better interact in addressing these concerns is a big step toward ending skin cancer mortality.”– Jon Friis, founder of Miiskin
How to Get the Miiskin App via Twin Cities Dermatology Center
Search for “Miiskin” in the Google Play or Apple App store, download the app for free, and register using code TCD1. Please note, the app is free for six months if you register using the code TCD1. The app will always remain free for all Twin Cities Dermatology Center patients.
For more information and to book an appointment with Dr. Pierre-Louis, visit www.twincitiesderm.com. To learn more about the Miiskin app, visit www.miiskin.com.
About Twin Cities Dermatology Center
Twin Cities Dermatology Center is a full-service dermatology center that delivers compassionate, innovative, and evidence-based care to all residing in our local Minnesota communities and beyond. We form a partnership with our patients to achieve visible wellness through personalized education, world class dermatology, and exceptional customer service.
Founded in Denmark, Miiskin is the most popular consumer skin tracking platform in the world (600,000 users), widely recommended by the dermatology community (160 clinical partners) and a partner of The Skin Cancer Foundation.
The app simplifies the self-examination process that is crucial to providing doctors with essential health information during checkup appointments. Deploying the latest in machine learning, computer vision and augmented reality, Miiskin reminds and empowers users to take individual and full-body photographs of the skin. Miiskin is the only skin tracking app in partnership with The Skin Cancer Foundation. Miiskin can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, with advanced features available for a 30-day trial. For more information, visit www.miiskin.com.
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