Clinical Photos Stored in AppwoRx Cloud:

Fouda Neel

Q1: Name & Company:
Dr. Omar Fouda Neel Plastic Surgery

Q2: What kind of medicine do you practice?
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Q3: How long have you been practicing medicine?
12 years

Q4: How long have you been using AppwoRx (Roughly)
About 8 months

Q5: How do you use photography used in your practice? (IE Marketing, Insurance Pre- Auth / Reimbursement, Expectation Management, Compliance, etc)
Before and After surgery

Q6: How were you capturing and cataloging your photos prior to AppwoRx?
Digital Camera

Q7: What were some of the pain points of your prior photography solution?
We couldn’t add a patient’s file (informations, type procedure they had and the dates of pictures).

Q8: How has AppwoRx improved your ability to capture, catalog and manage patient photos?
Patients were found much easier by searching their names, dates of pictures were taken and the patient’s informations. Also to be able to compare the Before/After.

Q9: Would you recommend AppwoRx to other Physicians?
Yes definitely straight from the source.

Improve your clinical photography with this simple blue background solution

BlueScreen The importance of an appropriate background is indisputable in medical photography. Medical practices with dedicated photo rooms typically have large blue backgrounds which provide an appropriate level of contrast from the subject area.

However, consistent clinical photography backgrounds can be challenging in practices where photos are taken in a variety of exam rooms which may not be equipped with backgrounds for patient photos. Luckily there is a simple and affordable solution for practices wishing to improve the consistency of their patient photos by adding blue backgrounds to every exam room.

When you don’t have room for a dedicated photo room, or space is an issue a basic window blind can provide professional results without the cost or clutter of a professional photography backdrop. These standard window blinds are the same type you may find in your home. These blinds are available in the navy blue colors that are optimal for skin contrast desired by medical photographers. When the background is not being used, it can simply be retracted so as not to clutter the office.

Here is example of what their photos look like with and without a standardized the background:

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Not only will a good background improve the contrast of your photos, but the reference point of the background will help your staff to better frame their photos. Best of all, these blinds can be purchased on Amazon for around $40. You can find the product here: http://amzn.to/1TQB6gF

Consistent clinical photography is essential for every aesthetic practice and this small investment can help you make big improvements to your photography.

 

 

 

Apple has more than 800 Engineers obsessing over the camera in your mobile device. Great news for Clinical Photography.

Apple I-Phone 6

Apple has hired more than 800 engineers to only work on perfecting the most-used part of the iPhone: the camera.
It may seem like a lot for one piece of a phone, but the camera is actually made of 200 pieces, says Graham Townsend, the director who oversees it all, in an interview with “60 Minutes”.

“To capture one image, there’s actually 24 billion operations going on,” Townsend told Charlie Rose.

One way the small army of engineers has made family photos better is by building a way to counteract people’s shaky hands.

Inside the camera are four tiny wires, each half the width of a human hair. The four wires create a “microsuspension” of the camera parts that can absorb the shaking from hands to get a steady shot.

Townsend’s team also has its own lab to test how the camera photographs in different lighting situations. The engineers have to calibrate the camera to take the best shot, whether it’s the bright light of high noon over the camera or the yellow-ish dim of sunset.

Here’s the full video where Townsend takes people into the camera lab.

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Take Control of Your Clinical Photography in 2016!

A new year is always a good opportunity to explore ways to improve your practices efficiency and profitability. If you find yourself struggling with medial photography, RxPhoto may be just the tool you need to take control of your medical photography in 2016. RxPhoto employs mobile and cloud technologies to streamline the process of capturing, cataloging and managing medical photos. The software is poised to become the industry standard for clinical photography by providing physicians and clinicians with a mobile alternative to traditionally expensive and bulky clinical photography hardware.

1. Speed
RxPhoto saves valuable time by streamlining the process of capturing and managing photos. Clinicians who use a traditional digital camera spend an average of 14 minutes per patient encounter snapping photos, transferring images and labeling photos. RxPhoto users average 4 minutes per patient encounter.

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RxPhoto: Image Guide Illustrations

2. Consistency
RxPhoto improves the consistency of your photos by providing a wide range of tools to help your staff take accurate before and after photos every time. The software uses the mobile device’s accelerometer to tell you if you are holding the camera straight. Illustrated guides also provide the user with guides for aligning various anatomy areas. RxPhoto also provides users with a patented “Ghosting” feature which dramatically improves photo consistency by enabling them to use a previous photo as a guide when taking a new photo.

3. Accessibility
Using cloud-based photo storage means that your staff will be able to access photos from any office computer or mobile device, all while remaining fully compliant with HIPAA. You’ll be able to track patient treatment more efficiently while also communicating progress in a simplified, easy-to-access and visual manner. AppwoRx also enables you to facilitate inter-office referrals, supplement insurance claims, illustrate services and thoroughly engage patients on a more personal level.

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4. Privacy
Mobile device storage does not meet HIPAA compliance standards and practices who use mobile devices to capture and store medical photos could be subject to large fines. RxPhoto provides a HIPAA compliant solution for your mobile device by pushing images directly to a HIPAA compliant cloud server. Users can be managed by your administrator and all user activity is logged and easily accessible, ensuring your practice complies with the most stringent HIPAA compliance standards.

5. Reliability
More than 500 physicians around the world rely on RxPhoto to capture and manage their medical photography. To date the platform is used to manage more than 2.5 million medical photos in a wide range of hospitals and private practices. The software is becoming recognized as the industry standard for mobile medical photography.

Are you ready to take charge of your medical photography this year? The first step is to schedule a short demo of the RxPhoto software to see how it can help you improve the level of care in your hospital or practice. Click the link below to schedule a demo:

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Jeff Birchall, MD

Q1: What kind of medicine do you practice?
Medical Spa

Q2: How long have you been practicing medicine?
24 years

Q3: How long have you been using AppwoRx (Roughly)
1 year

Q4: How do you use photography used in your practice? (IE Marketing, Insurance Pre- Auth / Reimbursement, Expectation Management, Compliance, etc)
Patient education, expectation management, treatment evaluation for us and patient, marketing, medical legal documentation
Q5: How were you capturing and cataloging your photos prior to AppwoRx?
Digital camera and then down leading to files on computer.

Q6: What were some of the pain points of your prior photography solution?
It took someone 1.5-2hrs per day to transfer and catalog pictures

Q7: How has AppwoRx improved your ability to capture, catalog and manage patient photos?
1. Cloud and apple base technology makes the picture taking process easy in every room of our practice. More and better pictures are being taken because of universal availability.
2. Time saved +++ because pictures are cataloged and saved at the same time the pictures are taken.
3. Better patient f/u and education as pictures are easy to review, share and compare with patient.

Joesph T Jenkins

Q1: What kind of medicine do you practice?
General Surgery

Q2: How long have you been practicing medicine?
31 years

Q3: How long have you been using AppwoRx (Roughly)
5 years

Q4: How do you use photography used in your practice? (IE Marketing, Insurance Pre- Auth / Reimbursement, Expectation Management, Compliance, etc)
Marketing & Insurance

Q5: How were you capturing and cataloging your photos prior to AppwoRx?
Office camera. Printing the photos and place them in the patient’s chart.

Q6: What were some of the pain points of your prior photography solution?
Not having a ease way to compare photos

Q7: How has AppwoRx improved your ability to capture, catalog and manage patient photos?
Easy upload of photos into a cloud based storage sevice. Ease of priniting photos if required by an insurance company for pre-approval. Very easy to compare photos done at different times in the treatment process.

Neal Reynolds

Q1: What kind of medicine do you practice?
Phlebology

Q2: How long have you been practicing medicine?
Over 25 years

Q3: How long have you been using AppwoRx (Roughly)
One year

Q4: How do you use photography used in your practice? (IE Marketing, Insurance Pre- Auth / Reimbursement, Expectation Management, Compliance, etc)
All of the above

Q5: How were you capturing and cataloging your photos prior to AppwoRx?
Fotofinder

Q6: What were some of the pain points of your prior photography solution?
Cumbersome

Q7: How has AppwoRx improved your ability to capture, catalog and manage patient photos?
Staff is more inclined to take photos when it can be done simply.


The Vein Clinic
Colombia, South Carolina

Jeffrey H. Miller, M.D.

Q1: What kind of medicine do you practice?
Interventional Radiology. Focus currently on varicose and spider veins as well as other venous conditions.

Q2: How long have you been practicing medicine?
21 years

Q3: How long have you been using AppwoRx (Roughly)
1 year

Q4: How do you use photography used in your practice? (IE Marketing, Insurance Pre- Auth / Reimbursement, Expectation Management, Compliance, etc)
To evaluate clinical results as well as for insurance carriers.

Q5: How were you capturing and cataloging your photos prior to AppwoRx?
Filing on the computer.

Q6: What were some of the pain points of your prior photography solution?
Couldn’t compare before and after photos easily.

Q7: How has AppwoRx improved your ability to capture, catalog and manage patient photos?
Much easier management of all the photos we acquire. Best of all we can compare the same location on a leg over time hop over to these guys.

Teresa McMillin

Q1: What kind of medicine do you practice?
Cosmetic Dermatology

Q2: How long have you been practicing medicine?
23 years

Q3: How long have you been using AppwoRx (Roughly)
2 years

Q4: How do you use photography used in your practice? (IE Marketing, Insurance Pre- Auth / Reimbursement, Expectation Management, Compliance, etc)
Before/After photos

Q5: How were you capturing and cataloging your photos prior to AppwoRx?
Windows program-tranferring from camera to computer

Q6: What were some of the pain points of your prior photography solution?
Consistency, inconvenience trying to directly compare photos

Q7: How has AppwoRx improved your ability to capture, catalog and manage patient photos?
I now have the ability to compare side by side photos and my photos are more consistent with the marking available

Linda Everett

Q1: What kind of medicine do you practice?
Weight loss medicine

Q2: How long have you been practicing medicine?
12 yrs

Q3: How long have you been using AppwoRx (Roughly)
6 months

Q4: How do you use photography used in your practice? (IE Marketing, Insurance Pre- Auth / Reimbursement, Expectation Management, Compliance, etc)
Documentation, marketing

Q5: How were you capturing and cataloging your photos prior to AppwoRx?
Randomly. We used Canfield Mirror for a while

Q6: What were some of the pain points of your prior photography solution?
Technique consistency, producing side by side format, actually getting photos into pts chart, identifying photo without compromising privacy

Q7: How has AppwoRx improved your ability to capture, catalog and manage patient photos?
No need to upload, consistent before and after techniques, no external cameras needed