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.
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
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
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
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.