Derm Pulse

Derm Pulse

American alopecia ninja attacks awareness
American alopecia ninja attacks awarenessAmerican Ninja Warrior competitor Kevin Bull is helping to boost awareness about alopecia areata, while researchers are beginning to tap the potential of JAK inhibitors for this indication.
Top 3 challenges facing dermatologists
Top 3 challenges facing dermatologistsWe asked you what your key challenges have been this year. These are your top-of-mind concerns.
Dermatologists view MIPS with trepidation
Dermatologists view MIPS with trepidationMIPS will replace the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and CMS will adjust Medicare payments to most physicians either up or down by as much as 9% depending on how well they score in four performance categories. One expert shares insight based on a recent article published in JAMA Forum.
Smart use of smartphones
Smart use of smartphonesSecurity and encryption are key elements of a protocol for using a smart phone to take clinical pictures. Without those, dermatologists risk heavy fines and more.
One example of a HIPAA-secure platform
One example of a HIPAA-secure platformAmong the HIPAA secured platforms that can be used for photo sharing via secure messages is Doximity. The platform’s messaging is HIPAA-secure, and this is how.
Texas tops best cities for skin
Texas tops best cities for skinThe authors of a recent ranking scored cities according to 17 key metrics, including “melanoma incidence rate per 100,000 residents,” “ultraviolet index” and “number of days with extreme temperatures,” to “number of dermatologists.” This and more can be found on WalletHub’s analysis comparing 150 of the largest American cities.
Nonprofit supports skin cancer prevention
Nonprofit supports skin cancer preventionMake Big Change is a grassroots nonprofit that focuses on putting dispensers with free sunscreen around public outdoor areas nationwide. The dispensers come with infographics that communicate sun exposure dangers and prevention benefits.
Dermatologists pioneer top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures
Dermatologists pioneer top nonsurgical cosmetic proceduresDermatologists have had a hand in the research, development and shaping of the majority of non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic medical procedures, according to a recent study. In fact, dermatology ranked higher than many other specialties and should use this to highlight their expertise.
Clinical photography best practices
Clinical photography best practicesConsiderations relating to EMR, HIPAA, informed consent, and record access can help you form a plan to use clinical photography to document patient progress as well as to protect yourself from legal claims.
Big data presents opportunities
Big data presents opportunitiesEMRs provide a rich source of data points on human health, but interconnectivity remains a hurdle to harnessing the power.