Posts by SkinVision

Melanoma: The current situation in New Zealand

New Zealand has, together with Australia, the highest melanoma incidence in the world. The combination of skin type and UV impact from the sun put the inhibitors of New Zealand at high risk. So let’s take a closer look at the current melanoma situation in NZ.

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Why is skin cancer so common in Australia?

Australia has a confluence of factors that put the population at risk of skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, there are more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanomas in Australia each year. Currently, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70. In fact, it was estimated that 15,229 new cases of melanoma alone would be diagnosed in 2019 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).

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Milestone for SkinVision: Three Important Certifications Achieved

SkinVision, the leading app for early skin cancer detection, recently achieved three important ISO certifications. The British Standards Institution (BSI), awarded SkinVision ISO 13485:2016 for its quality management system. Additionally, BSI awarded the company ISO 27001:2013 for information security management, as well as the Dutch national standard NEN 7510:2017, which includes additional requirements to ISO 27001:2013, specifically for healthcare providers in the Netherlands, where SkinVision is based. 

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New Study Finds SkinVision Detects 95% of Skin Cancer 

Amsterdam, 12 September 2019​ – An international group of researchers working with Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in the Netherlands determined that SkinVision – the first CE-marked skin cancer application based on extensive clinical trials – has a sensitivity of 95.1% in detecting the most common forms of skin cancer. 

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SkinVision Joins the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

Smartphone App for Skin Cancer Risk Selected to Join DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

SkinVision, a mobile application driving early skin cancer detection by empowering individuals to monitor their skin for early signs of skin cancer, has been selected to join the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. 

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SkinVision to Join NHS Innovation Accelerator

App empowering people to monitor themselves for early signs of skin cancer selected to join NHS Innovation Accelerator

SkinVision, An app which empowers people to monitor themselves for early signs of skin cancer is one of four new technologies supporting earlier diagnosis and prevention of cancer, selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator.

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What is the Chickenpox Vaccine?

The vast majority of you reading this article, whether you remember it or not, will have gone through the itchy agony of chickenpox. Many of us have been left with scars from spots our parents couldn’t quite stop us itching, but not all children and parents today need to experience chickenpox distress. This is due to the chickenpox vaccine.

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How to use SkinVision

This video quickly lays our how to use SkinVision, to ensure that you can make the most of the program.

The SkinVision service is used by over a million people across the globe and has helped in the recognition of over 27,000 skin cancers. It is our aim to save 250,000 lives in the next decade.

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New Zealand Partnership Finds 60 Skin Cancers in First Two Months

Accuro Insurance, a New Zealand owned and operated health insurance provider, rolled out a new membership benefits programme for its members in December of 2017. The long-standing benefit program has seen Accuro’s members gaining access to everything from dentists to health foods. The newest partnership has produced a potentially life-saving result far closer to home than ever expected.  

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The Story of UK Business Woman who found Skin Cancer using SkinVision

“It all started when I got a freckle on my lower back that became a little itchy”, so starts the story of Emma Proctor, a 37-year-old Business Owner from Preston, Lancashire. “I didn’t think much of it at the time, but then one day I realised there was a bit of blood. It was on my lower back in an extremely awkward position to see properly, with a mirror I managed to see that it was looking a little different”.

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5 Essential Steps to Healthy Skin

Our skin is our largest and most visible organ. It is comprised of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutis (base layer). This multi-layer organ is not only our shield from the environment and the element keeping our internal organs in place, but it is also a dynamic part of our body constantly regenerating, exuding protective substances, and creating vitamin D to keep our bodies operating efficiently. Despite that the skin is such an advanced system capable of maintaining itself, what can we do keep a healthy skin?

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CZ en SkinVision in de prijzen gevallen

De jury van de Dutch Digital Health Challenge, een wedstrijd om implementatie van innovaties in de Nederlandse zorg te versnellen, selecteerde de samenwerking tussen CZ en SkinVision als winnaar in de categorie “Zorgverzekeraar”. Het ministerie van volksgezondheid, welzijn en sport (VWS), Rockstart (een start up incubator) en Health 2.0 werken in deze challenge samen. Hun gezamenlijke doel is om van Nederland het beste digitale health ecosysteem te maken. Met deze wedstrijd willen zij Nederlandse digitale health startups in de schijnwerpers zetten en hen ondersteunen in het opzetten van samenwerkingen.

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How do common skin lesions look? (with pictures)

The majority of skin lesions are benign, but when a new lesion or mark appears on our skin, it can be difficult to tell whether it is dangerous. If you have any suspicions about a mark, mole or lesion, you should ask your doctor to check it. Nevertheless, it is useful to know how the common skin lesions look like to be able to recognise them.

In this post, we explain all about the most common skin lesions (with pictures) and their main characteristics.

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How to keep a healthy skin in the summer

In most parts of Europe, people are currently enjoying plenty of sunshine as the summer is coming closer. But the sun hasn’t shown its full potential yet. So, how can you enjoy the heartfully warm days while keeping your skin healthy? Here are five tips on how to keep a healthy skin in the summer, without missing out on the pleasures of sunlight.

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How Machine Learning Technology Detects Skin Cancer

While you most likely don’t realize it, machine learning is often used in your daily life.  For example, when social media suggests tagging your friends in pictures because it recognizes them, or the spam filter on your email account removing unwanted emails. In healthcare, machine learning also takes its part in recognizing skin cancer. Machine learning has been used in hospitals for many years, but now you can use it yourself to track your health in the comfort of your home!

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How to prevent squamous cell carcinoma
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How to prevent squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) | 5 steps

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common forms of skin cancer, affecting more than one million people in the US alone each year. While it is usually easily treatable, it can become deadly if it spreads beyond the skin and into the lymph nodes or internal organs of the body. That’s why prevention is so important.

How to prevent squamous cell carcinoma? Read it below.

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Is it safe to use sunscreen on a daily basis?

Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidence of skin cancer globally. Two-in-three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, and several awareness campaigns in that country try to educate people from a young age about the risk of skin cancer. One of the key points within those campaigns is the use of sunscreen (or suncream, as the Aussies like to call it) but it seems that this message is not coming through entirely. A new study shows that many Australians worry about safety.

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