Using personal mobile devices for clinical photos in general practice

Webinar summary

4 December 2019

Medical photography has long had an important role in the assessment and management of patients in general practice. Benefits of taking clinical images include: tracking changes over time, improved patient care and clinical communication through real-time sharing of images and improved teaching and training. With most mobile phones and tablets equipped with high-quality cameras, significant memory capacity, and wireless technology, it is easier than ever to capture and distribute clinical photos of patients.

This webinar highlights considerations required when taking clinical photos on a personal mobile device that belongs to a clinician and is used outside of the workplace. It also provides an overview of potential hazards, consent, practice policies and procedures, data breaches and legalities.


Dr Penny Burns

Ms Pip Walter