My Blogs

I blog on clinical / cosmetic dermatology, eHealth, data analytics and medical tourism in Kerala.

Clinical Medicine and Information Technology.

Almost every domain other than clinical medicine has wholeheartedly embraced information technology. We, physician informaticians, wielding the esoteric title eHealth experts, are the wave of change, bridging the gap between clinical medicine and information technology.

Cosmetic Dermatology.

Dermatology, the art and science of skincare is in a state of flux, trying to reconcile traditional healing touch with the glamour touch of cosmetic dermatology. As the number of practitioners of the speciality dwindle in many parts of the world, it is time we embrace IT, to give a whole new dimension to skin care. I call it E-Dermatology

Patient Safety to Evidence Based Medicine.

E-Dermatology is beyond regional, cultural or social boundaries. It is relevant whole over the world from Canada to Dubai to India. E-Dermatology is not about computers or software. E-Dermatology is a movements, an attitude, recognizing the importance of information technology (IT) in areas ranging from patient safety to evidence based medicine.

E-Dermatology Journey.

I have been in a small lifeboat negotiating the treacherous waters of E-Dermatology. Below is a short list of beautiful islands I have visited on the way. My aim is not just to ignite your interest in these islands and take you there, but to encourage you to explore new horizons.

Online Consultation.

I believe, a big chunk of dermatology consultations will move online soon. To be ready, I created a platform for effective patient engagement online. Do you want to use this platform for effective patient engagement?

Dermatology Imaging.

Online dermatology consultations require standardized images. We are trying to adapt industry standards like DICOM from other specialties to dermatology. I have some tools for clinical image management for dermatologists too.

Lexicons, Ontologies and Semantic Literature Summary.

Terminologies and lexicons bring semantics to medical information. If you have an interest in clinical terminologies do take a look at OntoDerm and DermKnowledgeBASE(DKB). DKB is probably the first RDF based self-learning knowledgebase.

You will find many other pearls here from computational models of Laser Hair Removal and Semantic Literature Summary Engine for dermatology to Object database of contact dermatitis. I also have started an initiative to organize domain knowledge as mindmaps.

Please share and Explore.

Feel free to explore the endless possibilities of E-Dermatology. If you are interested in extending any of my applications to new areas, just shoot me an email. BTW I am an individual, not a company and the views and opinions expressed here are mine alone. 

My Latest Projects

Projects in Dermatology and eHealth.


First comprehensive auto-learning dermatology knowledgebase


A Domain Ontology for Dermatology


A Grading system for Dermatology devices


Semantic Literature Summary Engine

About Me

I have varied research interests ranging from eHealth, Health Information Exchange, Clinical Trials and Research, Contact Dermatitis, Bioinformatics, and Cosmetic Dermatology. I have work experience in Canada as an eHealth analyst, and in Dubai and India as a Specialist Dermatologist.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON