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The Internet and Dermatology Steven D. Emmet M.D. Clinical Prof (vol) Dermatology UCSD Fellow Jikei Univ. Tokyo Japan Proud Member of the IADVL.

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1 The Internet and Dermatology Steven D. Emmet M.D. Clinical Prof (vol) Dermatology UCSD Fellow Jikei Univ. Tokyo Japan Proud Member of the IADVL

2 Benefits of the Internet: Confer with colleagues individually Confer with colleagues individually Access to advice from groups of dermatologists around the world Access to advice from groups of dermatologists around the world Access to journal articles, textbooks and images of diseases Access to journal articles, textbooks and images of diseases Access to drug dosages, interactions, side effects and safety in pregnancy and patients with other medical conditions Access to drug dosages, interactions, side effects and safety in pregnancy and patients with other medical conditions Information for patients Information for patients

3 Colleagues Instead of just calling you can colleagues lab results, and clinical and microscopic digital images Instead of just calling you can colleagues lab results, and clinical and microscopic digital images Large images and articles can be exchanged by sending them: Large images and articles can be exchanged by sending them: a)yousendit.com b)wetransfer.com c)sugarsync.com d)others …

4 The Cloud The Cloud doesnt exist! It is merely a group of other computers that you connect to via the Internet. The Cloud doesnt exist! It is merely a group of other computers that you connect to via the Internet. Advantages: Advantages: a)You can often store multiple gigabytes of data for free or inexpensively, for your own or your colleagues retrieval from any place and at any time. Check out Microsoft, Dropbox, Syncplicity, Egnyte, Sharefile, Google Drive, LiveMesh, SugarSync, BoxNet, LiveOak and more b)The data can be encrypted and password protected Disadvantages: Disadvantages: a)When the net connection, either yours or their server, is down, there is no access to this information b)The server (cloud) owner almost always has a back door to the encryption software, so your (and your patients) information may not be private c)Count on their computer being hacked and your information available to pirates and/or being destroyed by the hackers. It is not : if it is.. when.

5 Internet Sites and Apps Rather than populate this slide with a 30 or so useful internet sites Ill make a doc file available and you will be able to get a copy from the Moderator. There are several apps available from the Internet, for both Apple and Android units that I find quite useful: a) Epocrates b) Medscape c) Medical magazines – NEJM, Jama etc

6 The Real Advantage of the Internet! When you have a tough case do you: a) call a colleague? b) take them to the University Program? c) take them to a local, regional or national meeting? How about receiving assistance from:

7 HERE!

8 Lists There are a number of lists available to you (details on the next slide) but by posting your questions and digital photos to these lists youll have answers, within hours, from some of the most knowledgeable folks in the world, many who have written the articles and textbooks you have come to rely on.

9 Rx-Derm + IADVL Most of these suggestions came from the members of the E- Mail groups Rx-Derm started by Art Huntley MD, Prof. of Derm UC Davis and the excellent members of the IADVL list, started by Koushik Lahiri MD Most of these suggestions came from the members of the E- Mail groups Rx-Derm started by Art Huntley MD, Prof. of Derm UC Davis and the excellent members of the IADVL list, started by Koushik Lahiri MD Any dermatologist who is a member of the IADVL can join that list by supplying their IADVL # to P Narasimha Rao MD, Honorary General Secretary of IADVL at Any dermatologist who is a member of the IADVL can join that list by supplying their IADVL # to P Narasimha Rao MD, Honorary General Secretary of IADVL at All dermatologists from anywhere in the world can join the Rx-Derm list by sending Doctor Pam an telling her where you trained and what year you finished your derm training: All dermatologists from anywhere in the world can join the Rx-Derm list by sending Doctor Pam an telling her where you trained and what year you finished your derm training: There is also a list Derm-Chat, which is also restricted to dermatologists but is for everything (I mean everything!) non dermatological, such as travel, cameras, politics etc – sign up is the same as for Rx-Derm There is also a list Derm-Chat, which is also restricted to dermatologists but is for everything (I mean everything!) non dermatological, such as travel, cameras, politics etc – sign up is the same as for Rx-Derm


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