Dermatol Clin 2021 Oct 28;39(4):599-608. Epub 2021 May 28.
Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA; Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address:
The accelerated implementation and use of teledermatology during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has met with successes and challenges. This review explores how telemedicine was used in dermatology before the pandemic, the regulatory adaptions made in response to the pandemic, and the effectiveness of the rapid implementation of teledermatology during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, and, finally, how teledermatology has expanded in response to the pandemic. This review examines lessons learned and how teledermatology's reliance on digital technologies might paradoxically exacerbate health care disparities, and finally, considers the future outlook. Read More