Converting to digital photography: A model for a large group or academic practice

Greg M. Galdino, Patrick Swier, Paul N. Manson, Craig A. Vander Kolk

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Abstract

Digital photography has become an economical and efficient substitute for conventional photography. We recently converted our resident clinical photography to a digital format to make archiving more efficient and to save the costs of clinical photography. We present a model that can be applied to a large group or academic practice outlining the conversion of our clinical photography to digital format. We discuss the costs that we have incurred during the past 3 years of conventional photography, the economic benefit and costs for conversion to digital, and a 5-year projection of savings using digital photography. We also discuss the advantages of digital photography and the equipment needed for the conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume106
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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