2013 Volume 133 Issue 12 Pages 2251-2256
Electronic health record (EHR) system is gradually coming into use at large hospitals, but is not at clinics. This is because its cost is too expensive and there is no merit for patients in the way that the patients check own EHR's. And doctors do not want the patients their health records. Then there is a need for a dermatological doctor to let patients see their affected part images in follow-up to check improvement of symptoms. In this paper, we propose a simple web-based database system of affected part images that both doctors and patients can see. In the prototype system, doctors can take images of affected parts of patients with tagging keywords such as patient's ID, patient's name, disease name, symptom, affected part name and free wards. The images with keyword tags are transmitted to the database. The system is implemented on smartphone and tablet for both doctors and patients quickly and easily use during medical examination.