KSYOS wishes all her care providers, partners and stakeholders best wishes and a healthy, happy and innovative 2018.
Let’s all continue with faster and better healthcare, nearby!
On the 14th and 15th of October, the 6th World Congress of TeleDermatology is organised in London. KSYOS is one of the Gold Sponsors of this event and provides several lectures given by Prof Leonard Witkamp. During this Congress attendees will be informed about what is happening around the world and the current state of the art including TeleDermatology Systems, Mobile TeleDermatology, TeleDermatology-Healthcare Economics, and TeleDermatology-education.
Find more information about the 6th World Congress of TeleDermatology on the website: www.teledermatology2016.com
|The KSYOS services TeleDiagnostics, TeleConsultation and TeleAssistance were nominated for the eHealth award Telemedicine 2015. The Awards are to reward and support the development of ICT applications in healthcare. Head of Research & Development, Job van der Heijden, has presented the results of KSYOS during this conference as part of the e-Health Summer University . During his presentation he discussed the success of fundusscreening through the optometrist and the full integration of teleconsultation.|
|KSYOS is part of the Dutch delegation of innovative institutions and companies participating in the Health and Care NHS Innovation Expo 2015 in Manchester, the leading annual event where new developments in the healthcare sector in the UK are highlighted.
KSYOS presents itself on this event as the first healthcare institution that delivers care exclusively by the deployment of eHealth. Meanwhile, in the UK KSYOS is working together with more than 1000 GPs in Teledermatology, TeleOphthalmology, TeleHolter and eMental Health.
|Since June 2015, Somerset CCG has been using KSYOS TeleDermatoScopy. In total, 9 practices have started with this service, on top of the regular KSYOS TeleDermatology service.
TeleDermatoscopy can be an important additional resource in the early detection of skin malignancies and reassuring the patient. It is particularly suitable for assessing solitary skin lesions using a combination of clinical and dermatoscopic photographs of the skin, medical history and additional information. The dermatoscopic photographs are taken using a digital dermatoscope made available free of charge when using the TeleDermatosocpy service.
|KSYOS TeleMedical Centre has renewed the website and the web application for the use of KSYOS TeleDermatology.
The new website is now available and the web application has been live since October and contains several new features, including a new look and feel, improved searching options and improved interface.
The GP’s and Consultants of Tower Hamlets CCG and Somerset CCG already make use of the renewed application. The other GP’s and Consultants will start using the new application from December this year.
Dr L. Witkamp (1960) has been named professor by special appointment of Telemedicine at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG).
Leonard Witkamp is using research and education to anchor telemedicine in the healthcare system. Telemedicine refers to the use of telecommunication and information technologies to improve healthcare efficiency. Telemedicine allows patients and doctors to diagnose symptoms, communicate test results and exchange information by means of a computer system. Witkamp will also be providing scientific associations, interest groups, patients’ organisations, healthcare insurers and government agencies with updates on the latest telemedical innovations. His focus is on strengthening the positions of doctors and patients through the application of ICT solutions, on better care through ICT, patient empowerment, and the various responsibility and privacy issues affecting doctors. Witkamp’s efforts are based around the key principal of ‘teleMedicine = Medicine’.
His research is also focused on further development of the Health Management Research Model, a model for the development, study and implementation of telemedicine services, and in particular on telemedicine services for patients/consumers that contribute to patient empowerment and self-management. Witkamp assesses services – especially apps – developed by the medical industry in order to offer patients home support, lighten the workloads of doctors and improve the quality of care. He also assesses how the medical profession can make better use of the vast amount of health-related consumer apps to improve patient care.
Witkamp has served as director of the KSYOS TeleMedical Centre since 2005. He has also headed KYSOS Health Management research projects since 2000. Previous positions include a tenure as staff member at the AMC-UvA’s Dermatology Department and head of the Dermatology Department at the St Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam.
More can be found on the website of the Royal Dutch Medical Association.
|Now you can quickly, easily and securely use your iPhone camera for KSYOS TeleDermatology and TeleDermatoScopy. You can use the KSYOS Teledermatology App immediately to take photos or select previously captured images and load them into a KSYOS TeleConsult.
Or search for “KSYOS” in the app store!
|KSYOS TeleMedical Centre welcomes Harford Health Centre, which is part of Tower Hamlets CCG, as a new practice using KSYOS TeleDermatology. KSYOS visited Dr. Okun, Dr. Bari and Dr. Chowdhury of Harford Health Centre for the KSYOS TeleDermatology training on Tuesday 18 November. The GP’s can now start using KSYOS TeleDermatology in cooperation with Dr. Miah and the Consultants of Bart’s Health in London.|
|KSYOS TeleMedical Centre welcomes Dr. S. Woodrow and Dr. I. Mauri-Sole from the Royal United Hospital in Bath. On the 17th of November KSYOS visited the hospital to train both Consultants for the use of KSYOS TeleDermatology. Starting from the 17th of November, the GP’s from Somerset CCG can also send in TeleDermatology Consultations to both Consultants.|