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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is rolling out new remote imaging tech across North London after its successful use during the pandemic.

ISLA technology was piloted at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital during the pandemic; enabling patients to share images of rashes, wounds and other skin conditions with dermatology, burns and pain management staff.

Dr Gayathri Perera, consultant dermatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “ISLA technology has hugely impacted the way we’ve delivered care. With a direct line of communication with patients, who are able to share visual updates and discuss symptoms from home, we can agree a treatment pathway together, easily and transparently.

“Digital platforms like ISLA are great examples of how remote care has been, and will continue to be, reshaped as a result of the pandemic.”

The partnership with ISLA is part of the CW Innovation programme – a joint initiative between Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its charity CW+ – to ‘test and scale’ innovations and digital systems that improve patient care and experience.

The ISLA encrypted visual record can be integrated with other clinical systems and allows healthcare professionals to identify how a condition is changing over time, providing valuable context to clinical conditions.

ISLA provides a visual medical record, allowing patients and clinicians to capture and securely share photos and videos.

Clinicians are supported with a platform that allows them to receive, review and store the images and videos. It provides clinical context for decision making and integrates with electronic patient records.

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