Project IMPACT is a global effort brought to you by VisualDx to reduce disparities in medicine and highlight the role of technology to bridge gaps of knowledge and improve care.
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Recognizing how diseases present on all skin types is key in reducing diagnostic error and improving patient care. Unfortunately, many professional resources often do not adequately provide medical education on diseases in skin of color. VisualDx has been committed to reducing bias in medical knowledge for 20 years. A recent JAAD study showed that “VisualDx demonstrates pathology on dark skin in remarkably high proportion to other resources." 1
1. Alvarado SM, Feng H, Representation of dark skin images of common dermatologic conditions in educational resources: a cross-sectional analysis, JAAD (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2020.06.041. Published June 10, 2020.
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Source: Alvarado SM, Feng H, Representation of dark skin images of common dermatologic conditions in educational resources: a cross-sectional analysis, JAAD (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2020.06.041. Published June 10, 2020. Accessed June 18, 2020.
We will be regularly featuring conditions and how they present on skin of color.
Director, Clinical Impact, VisualDx, Board-Certified Dermatologist
What drew you to your passion for skin of color, ethnic skin conditions, and pigmentary disorders?
I was intrigued by the dermatologic conditions which were unique to skin of color and which presented differently in skin of color. I wanted to understand more about how to effectively treat these conditions and help these patients.
What drew you to the role of Director of Clinical Impact at VisualDx?
My interest in diversity and inclusion as well as health equity and improving healthcare disparities. The opportunity with VisualDx was unique in allowing me to continue to expand on the diversity, equity, and inclusion work that I’ve been doing and has allowed me to take it further to a national and global level. VisualDx is a powerful medical technology platform which I have used for years since I was a medical student and which I think has the ability to transform and impact medicine in a positive way that can directly improve healthcare disparities and improve health equity.
Improving health equity is a goal which will take a collaborative and dedicated effort. There are many ways to be part of #ProjectIMPACT and help make a difference. Join us and feel free to share your ideas, feedback, and how you’d like to get involved below: