One Medical Releases Digital Health App for Dermatology
Members can now use One Medical’s mobile app to obtain expert evaluation and treatment for common dermatological issues, without an appointment.One Medical Group enhanced its digital health app so that members can now use the mobile app to obtain expert evaluation and treatment for common dermatological issues, without an appointment. In addition, members can use the app to receive treatment for ailments such as seasonal allergies and urinary tract infections (UTIs), plus schedule same-day appointments, and request prescription renewals. "Broadly, mobile technology has enabled people to begin to take greater control of their own health," Kimber Lockhart, chief technology officer at One Medical Group, told eWEEK. "Specifically, this means patients can gather biometric information via digital health apps, including exercise, food, and activity tracking, and then display this data in some interesting way." Since its release to early testers, One Medical’s digital dermatology service has been used to treat a variety of conditions, ranging from contact dermatitis and poison oak, to alopecia and psoriasis.
"In addition to ensuring the app is HIPAA- compliant, we take additional precautions to protect the security and privacy of our patients," Lockhart said. "For example, all app data is encrypted on the devices, so that whenever a user locks their phone their data is inaccessible to anyone else. Our members get a lot of value from our virtual care services, so we’ll continue to add functionality to the app and enhance the ways members can interact with us virtually."