HCP Live May 17, 2024
Tim Smith

This analysis highlights the various factors influencing preferences in skin cancer detection between smartphone applications using artificial intelligence versus dermatologists.

Patients with generally higher mistrust of medical professionals are more likely to choose a mobile health (mHealth) smartphone application as opposed to a dermatologist for the purposes of skin cancer screening, according to new findings.1

These findings and others were the result of a recent study—led by Susanne Gaube of UCL Global Business School for Health at the University College London—in which provider and user characteristics were evaluated in their effectiveness of influencing patient determination to seek screening for skin cancer by a mHealth app or by a dermatologist.

While mHealth apps have been shown to be somewhat helpful, their...

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