Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has launched a new virtual feature available on KP.org, its  integrated member resource website. Through a secured email server, patients can now send digital images to their physicians, including pictures of rashes, wounds or other injuries.

This new feature allows patients to quickly provide information to help their physician better manage their condition, and identify potentially serious issues that require a face-to-face visit.

“We’re excited for our members to connect with their doctors through this new and convenient digital feature,” said Grant Okawa, M.D., associate medical director of knowledge management at Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. “What’s truly innovative is that the photo will also go directly into the patient’s medical record, which allows our integrated care teams to more efficiently and effectively consult on a case.”

In addition to images, patients will also be able to digitally send PDFs to their doctor, including documents such as work forms that require a physician’s signature.

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