MetroHealth First Hospital in Ohio with SkinIO, Technology That Helps Detect the Most Prevalent Form of Cancer Faster
SkinIO is a new, completely non-invasive technology that optimizes skin exams for patients coming into MetroHealth, making its first debut in an Ohio hospital.
MetroHealth’s dermatologists use SkinIO to take full-body images of patients’ skin to create their digital skin health record – in 10 minutes or less.
Here’s how it works:
- SkinIO’s AI-driven technology flags any new or changed lesions on the skin that require closer examination. Essentially, it’s a second set of expert eyes.
- SkinIO images become part of each MetroHealth patient’s digital skin health record, a living resource for them and their doctor.
- MetroHealth patients will also be able to use SkinIO to track their skin health at home between appointments, so they can proactively reach out to their doctor if they notice anything new or changed.
“Skin IO is most helpful in detection of early stages of melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer,” said. Dr. David Crowe, Department Chair of Dermatology. “People with a personal history of melanoma, a strong family history of melanoma or multiple dysplastic nevi (precancerous moles) are most appropriate for Skin IO photography, and more likely to obtain insurance coverage.”
Skin cancers impact one in five Americans. In fact, more people have had skin cancer over the past three decades than all other cancers combined. If it’s caught early, though, skin cancer is almost entirely curable, and the cost of treatment can be mitigated up to forty-fold.
MetroHealth’s partnership with SkinIO is another way we’re increasing focus on preventive care and helping to diagnose and treat the most prevalent form of cancer in America. It’s part of our commitment to continue to bring innovative care to patients by fulfilling our mission of leading the way to a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.
To make an appointment with a physician in dermatology at MetroHealth, please visit www.metrohealth.org/dermatology or call 216-778-3376.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.