J Am Acad Dermatol 2014 Sep 3;71(3):570-6. Epub 2014 Apr 3.
Dermatoepidemiology Unit, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island; Department of Dermatology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Department of Epidemiology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Teledermatology makes 3 promises: better, cheaper, and faster dermatologic care. It is "better" because, although it cannot offer as much to the patient as a traditional visit, it extends the dermatologist's reach to places and in ways not previously possible as a result of time and place limitations; it is "cheaper and faster" because it has the potential to reduce costs and increase efficiency for both patients and providers. For teledermatology to fulfill these promises, it must enable dermatologists to improve access by increasing the number of patients evaluated and treated. Read More