MedX telemedicine platform enables image analysis by dermatologists

An approach that marries imaging and a telemedicine platform is being rolled out in Canada to provide dermatology consultations.

MedX Health, Ontario, is launching its telemedicine platform—called DermSecure—in six clinics in the province. It offers a way to provide quick analysis of moles and lesions remotely, facilitating diagnosis while patients are at a physician’s office.

MedX, based in Mississauga, says it plans to roll out the platform first in Ontario and then throughout Canada. The company says it’s also aiming for expansion to the U.S., Mexico and the Netherlands.

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The company says the platform is coupled with its imaging technology, SIAscopy, which enables non-invasive skin scanning technology.

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The approach “offers great benefits to patients and primary care physicians by working with dermatologists, leveraging their skills,” says Scott Spearn, president of MedX. He describes DermSecure as a Software-as-a-Service revenue model that offers recurring revenue growth for MedX.

Spearn adds that DermSecure has been built to data repository standards to enable integration with electronic medical records systems. Additional features and functions will be added to the platform on a regular basis, the company reports.

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