Medical photography has long had an important role in the assessment and management of patients in general practice. Benefits of taking clinical images include: tracking changes over time, improved patient care and clinical communication through real-time sharing of images and improved teaching and training. With most mobile phones and tablets equipped with high-quality cameras, significant memory capacity and wireless technology, it is easier than ever to capture and distribute clinical photos of patients.
While clinical photos are a useful tool, care needs to be taken to ensure patient privacy, particularly when photos are taken on a personal mobile device that belongs to the clinician and is used outside of the workplace.
These webinars highlight considerations when taking clinical photos on a personal mobile device that belongs to a clinician and is used outside of the workplace. In particular, they will provide an overview of potential hazards, consent, practice policies and procedures, data breaches and legalities.