Bringing skindoc. to Life: From Concept to Launch

skindoc. is a telehealth web app for dermatology consultations that launched during the early COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a digital space for patients and dermatologists to meet remotely, ensuring safer and more convenient consultations.

Bringing skindoc. to Life: From Concept to Launch

skindoc. is a telehealth web app for dermatology consultations that launched during the early COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a digital space for patients and dermatologists to meet remotely, ensuring safer and more convenient consultations.

Bringing skindoc. to Life: From Concept to Launch

skindoc. is a telehealth web app for dermatology consultations that launched during the early COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a digital space for patients and dermatologists to meet remotely, ensuring safer and more convenient consultations.

Bringing skindoc. to Life: From Concept to Launch

skindoc. is a telehealth web app for dermatology consultations that launched during the early COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a digital space for patients and dermatologists to meet remotely, ensuring safer and more convenient consultations.

Overview

skindoc. aims to alleviate the difficulties in seeking and delivering expert skin care, which enables greater accessibility for both patients and dermatologists. In partnership with Skillwork, Skindoc successfully developed a web application which allows patients to undergo a thorough consultation regarding their particular issue, all from the comfort of their home. Fast forward three years, skindoc has been acquired by Dr. Dropin, the biggest telemedicine company in Norway and have opened a physical location in Fulham.

skindoc. aims to alleviate the difficulties in seeking and delivering expert skin care, which enables greater accessibility for both patients and dermatologists. In partnership with Skillwork, Skindoc successfully developed a web application which allows patients to undergo a thorough consultation regarding their particular issue, all from the comfort of their home. Fast forward three years, skindoc has been acquired by Dr. Dropin, the biggest telemedicine company in Norway and have opened a physical location in Fulham.

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The Growing Gap in Dermatological Care Accessibility

Accessibility to dermatological consultations in the UK is increasingly falling behind. Each year, 54% of the population is affected by skin disease, yet the Royal College of Physicians recommends one full-time dermatologist per 60,000 people. No region in the UK currently meets this standard, and the shortage of dermatologists is worsening.

This shortage has led to significant increases in patient waiting times, a problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has pushed healthcare institutions to their limits. The pandemic has highlighted and intensified existing challenges, making the need for innovative solutions in dermatological care more urgent than ever.

Skindoc’s Key Activities

  1. Conduct workshops to analyze operations and pinpoint digitization opportunities.

  2. Organize customer interviews & gather insights

  3. Create a new brand for skindoc.

  4. Formulate product roadmap

  5. Develop a scalable, web-based MVP with a mobile-first approach.

  6. Adhere to CQC and NHS regulations.

The Journey to Realizing Skindoc’s Vision

The journey began with a deep dive into the vision of skindoc’s founders, understanding the problems they aimed to solve, identifying all business requirements and conducting validation activities. We organized communication channels to ensure the founders could receive quick updates via Slack and conveniently add issues through Jira. Transparent and seamless communication, along with access to all information and materials, remained our top priority.

Recognizing the importance of speed to market, we used user stories prepared by Makette to divide the work into sprints. This approach allowed the team to begin testing the platform by the end of the second sprint. Throughout the sprints, we anticipated and accommodated changes to the initial scope, addressing the complexities of the CQC and NHS requirements and incorporating feedback from early customer testing.

By the end of the third sprint, we had developed a testing framework to quickly update the skindoc platform and eliminate any bugs. We also ensured resources were in place to rapidly introduce new features and modifications based on data gathered from early users. 

Ever since launching their MVP, skindoc has seen tremendous growth. They were recently acquired by Dr Dropin, the largest telemedicine startup in Norway and have since then opened a physical clinic in London. We are continuously working with the skindoc team to further improve their technology and continue to deliver innovative features for their patients. 

Key Features

  • Comprehensive telehealth web application

  • Robust Patient record management system

  • Comprehensive case management module for patients and doctors

  • Ability to prescribe medication digitally

  • Ability to diagnose patients digitally

  • High-security standards to protect patient data

  • Scalable Infrastructure

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Skillwork Software & Consulting LTD is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 12313261

Office: Level39 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5AB

VAT number: GB353866861

© 2024 Skillwork Software and Consulting Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Skillwork Software & Consulting LTD is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 12313261

Office: Level39 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5AB

VAT number: GB353866861

© 2024 Skillwork Software and Consulting Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

GET IN TOUCH

READY TO PUT OUR SKILL TO WORK?

Skillwork Software & Consulting LTD is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 12313261

Office: Level39 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5AB

VAT number: GB353866861

© 2024 Skillwork Software and Consulting Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

GET IN TOUCH

READY TO PUT OUR SKILL TO WORK?

Skillwork Software & Consulting LTD is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 12313261

Office: Level39 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5AB

VAT number: GB353866861

© 2024 Skillwork Software and Consulting Ltd. All Rights Reserved.