257 results match your criteria Store-and-Forward Teledermatology

Performance accuracy, advantages and limitations of a store-and-forward teledermatology platform developed for general practitioners: A retrospective study of 298 cases.

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2022 Jun 17. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Sorbonne Université, Faculté de Médecine, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Service de dermatologie et allergologie, Hôpital Tenon, 75020 Paris, France.

Background: Store-and-forward (SAF) tele-dermatology (TD) platforms could help promote coordination between hospital and general practitioners (GPs). However, very little data exists on the performance accuracy and opinions of GPs participating in this type of project in France.

Methods: We report on the diagnostic and management plan accuracy of an SAF-TD platform developed for neighbouring GPs around our hospital compared with routine face-to-face (FTF) dermatological consultation in our department. Read More

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Using Implementation Science to Understand Teledermatology Implementation Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Study.

JMIR Dermatol 2022 Apr-Jun;5(2):e33833. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Division of Dermatology University of Washington Seattle, WA United States.

Background: Implementation science has been recognized for its potential to improve the integration of evidence-based practices into routine dermatologic care. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in rapid teledermatology implementation worldwide. Although several studies have highlighted patient and care provider satisfaction with teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic, less is known about the implementation process. Read More

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Accuracy of digital data-based diagnoses: a single center prospective comparative trial.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2022 Jun 3. Epub 2022 Jun 3.

Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Electronic address:

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Digital skin imaging applications, part I: Assessment of image acquisition technique features.

Skin Res Technol 2022 Jun 2. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.

Background: The rapid adoption of digital skin imaging applications has increased the utilization of smartphone-acquired images in dermatology. While this has enormous potential for scaling the assessment of concerning skin lesions, the insufficient quality of many consumer/patient-taken images can undermine clinical accuracy and potentially harm patients due to lack of diagnostic interpretability. We aim to characterize the current state of digital skin imaging applications and comprehensively assess how image acquisition features address image quality. Read More

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Teaching Teledermatology: A Simulation Pilot for Health Professional Students.

Stud Health Technol Inform 2022 May;294:953-954

University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, School of Community Medicine, USA.

We developed a teledermatology simulation to give medical and physician assistant students practice with live videoconferencing and store-and-forward workflows. The simulation included (1) pre-session reading; (2) a brief teledermatology didactic; (3) a simulated encounter with a standardized patient; and (4) faculty-led debriefs. The faculty observed students during the simulation and distributed a post-session learner satisfaction survey. Read More

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TELEDerm: Implementing store-and-forward teledermatology consultations in general practice: Results of a cluster randomized trial.

J Telemed Telecare 2022 May 16:1357633X221089133. Epub 2022 May 16.

Institute for General Practice and Interprofessional Care, 27203University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

Background: Although teledermatology has been proven internationally to be an effective and safe addition to the care of patients in primary care, there are few pilot projects implementing teledermatology in routine outpatient care in Germany. The aim of this cluster randomized controlled trial was to evaluate whether referrals to dermatologists are reduced by implementing a store-and-forward teleconsultation system in general practitioner practices.

Methods: Eight counties were cluster randomized to the intervention and control conditions. Read More

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Inpatient Teledermatology: a Review.

Curr Dermatol Rep 2022 2;11(2):52-59. Epub 2022 Apr 2.

Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, Wexford, PA 15090 USA.

Purpose Of Review: Inpatient teledermatology is a rapidly growing field with significant potential to add value and streamline patient care. This review summarizes the current literature on inpatient teledermatology, primarily focusing on its diagnostic and clinical management utility as compared to live dermatologic evaluation.

Recent Findings: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of inpatient teledermatology, which has been shown to be comparable to live hospitalist evaluation for triage, diagnosis, and management of hospitalized patients for a wide variety of conditions. Read More

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Patterns and barriers of teledermatology in resource-limited settings in COVID-19 pandemic: A descriptive cross-sectional survey of Nepalese dermatologists.

Vikash Paudel

JAAD Int 2022 Jun 8;7:62-66. Epub 2022 Mar 8.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person consultations and disturbed easy health care access. Teledermatology (Td) is used to provide services in such situations.

Objective: To find the pattern and barriers of Td during the COVID-19 pandemic in resource-limited settings. Read More

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Emergency Use and Efficacy of an Asynchronous Teledermatology System as a Novel Tool for Early Diagnosis of Skin Cancer during the First Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 02 25;19(5). Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatooncology, Semmelweis University, 1085 Budapest, Hungary.

Background: After the outbreak of the corona virus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, teledermatology was implemented in the Hungarian public healthcare system for the first time. Our objective was to assess aggregated diagnostic agreements and to determine the effectiveness of an asynchronous teledermatology system for skin cancer screening.

Methods: This retrospective single-center study included cases submitted for teledermatology consultation during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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February 2022

Fungal Infections among Teledermatology Consultations in Dermatology Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Descriptive Cross-sectional Study.

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2021 Nov 15;59(243):1094-1097. Epub 2021 Nov 15.

Department of Dermatology, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Introduction: Teledermatology provides virtual consultation to patients using telecommunication technology. Using this method dermatologists can diagnose a condition with the help of pictures of the lesions and short history. During the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing this method has become more relevant. Read More

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November 2021

Synchronous and asynchronous teledermatology: A narrative review of strengths and limitations.

J Telemed Telecare 2022 Feb 2:1357633X221074504. Epub 2022 Feb 2.

Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

The policy changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic caused synchronous models (primarily video visits) to supplant asynchronous models (store-and-forward or shared digital photographs) as the default and predominant modality of teledermatology care. Here, we call attention to the unique strengths and limitations of these models in terms of clinical utility, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness. Strengths of synchronous visits include direct physician-patient interaction and current reimbursement parity; limitations include variable video image quality, technological difficulties, and accessibility barriers. Read More

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February 2022

Impact of dermoscopy-aided pediatric teledermatology program on the accessibility and efficiency of dermatology care at community health centers.

J Telemed Telecare 2021 Dec 28:1357633X211068275. Epub 2021 Dec 28.

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.

Background: There are few studies focusing on pediatric teledermatology, and the impact of a large-scale pediatric teledermatology program on the accessibility and efficiency of dermatology care remains unclear. This study evaluated the impact of a state-wide implementation of a store-and-forward teledermatology program augmented by the incorporation of dermoscopy in pediatric patients visiting community health centers.

Methods: It was a descriptive, retrospective cohort study of 876 pediatric dermatology referrals. Read More

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December 2021

The Utilization and Impact of Live Interactive and Store-and-Forward Teledermatology in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Telemed J E Health 2021 Dec 17. Epub 2021 Dec 17.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, USA.

Teledermatology has emerged as a promising method of continuing dermatologic care during the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Analysis of the utilization and impact of teledermatology within the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHCS) may elucidate the ways that teledermatology programs can continue to be optimized. We conducted a retrospective analysis of live interactive encounters, Veterans Affairs Video Connect (VVC), store-and-forward telehealth (SFT), and face-to-face (FTF) consultations, performed within the SFVAHCS from March 2020 to December 2020. Read More

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December 2021

Clinical outcomes and operational impact of a medical photography based teledermatology service with over 8,000 patients in the UK.

J Vis Commun Med 2022 Jan 2;45(1):6-17. Epub 2021 Dec 2.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Dermatology, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

A new, store-and-forward, fully digitised Teledermatology (TD) pathway was designed and implemented in an urban setting for non-two-week wait routine patients. In total 8,352 new patients had a TD consultation over 37 months. Of these, 4,748 (56. Read More

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January 2022

Pediatric teledermatology: A retrospective review of 1199 encounters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 Nov 25. Epub 2021 Nov 25.

Section of Pediatric Dermatology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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November 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Teledermatology: A Review.

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

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October 2021

Evaluation of electronic consults for outpatient pediatric patients with dermatologic complaints.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Sep 31;38(5):1210-1218. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Although dermatologic complaints are frequently encountered by pediatricians, access to pediatric dermatologists remains limited. Teledermatology has been proposed to expand access to dermatologic care for children. We report our experience with a physician-to-physician store-and-forward teledermatology service (eConsults), focusing on patient and consult characteristics and their relationship with teledermatologist confidence and follow-up recommendations as well as clinical outcomes. Read More

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September 2021

Feasibility and cost of a telemedicine-based short-term plan for initial access in general dermatology in Andalusia, Spain.

JAAD Int 2021 Sep 8;4:52-57. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Teledermatology Group, Department of Medical-&-Surgical Dermatology, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain.

Background: In developed countries, health care delivery in dermatology is hampered by the low availability of dermatologists.

Objective: To analyze the feasibility of a teledermatology-based action plan to provide initial dermatologic care in areas with low availability of dermatologists.

Methods: A cross-sectional study describing the feasibility and cost of a 12-month action plan based on a store-and-forward teledermatology (TD) connecting primary care centers and a TD center. Read More

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September 2021

Teledermatology Adaptations in the COVID-19 Era.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 26;8:675383. Epub 2021 May 26.

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has required health services worldwide to adapt to dramatically changing healthcare needs and risks across all medical specialties. In the dermatology department at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, we developed and implemented a teledermatology system with 1 week's notice to help reduce infection risk bidirectionally, while saving patients many hours of travel and waiting time with acceptable technological substitutes for the clinical encounters. In this study, we report the efficacy and tolerability of our telephone consultation and store and forward imaging system, including patient experience from validated survey data. Read More

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High-Frequency Ultrasonography-Possibilities and Perspectives of the Use of 20 MHz in Teledermatology.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 22;8:619965. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Department of Dermatology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland.

High-frequency ultrasonography (HF-USG) is a non-invasive and method of visualization of the skin and upper part of subcutaneous tissue based on ultrasounds above 20 MHz. Although initially HF-USG was introduced to measure skin thickness, it currently gained widespread acceptance in dermato-oncology, primarily when used to determine skin tumor margins. Moreover, its application in different dermatology fields is known, particularly as a rapidly evolving method in the objective evaluation of the severity of various chronic skin diseases. Read More

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February 2021

Attitudes and perceived barriers toward store-and-forward teledermatology among primary care providers of the rural Mississippi.

Arch Dermatol Res 2022 Jan 25;314(1):37-40. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, L216, Jackson, MS, 39216, USA.

Telehealth expands the capacity to care for patients in rural and underserved settings. Store-and-forward teledermatology is a simple and effective approach which enables remote dermatological diagnosis and treatment. Implementing store-and-forward technology in rural Mississippi has the potential to expand access to dermatology services at locations, where an in-person dermatologist is not available including: emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and primary care practices. Read More

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January 2022

Evaluation of the effect of store-and-forward teledermatology on in-person health care system utilization in a safety-net public health and hospital system.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 10 19;85(4):1026-1028. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Electronic address:

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October 2021

Access to consultative dermatologic care via physician-to-physician asynchronous outpatient teledermatology.

Am J Manag Care 2021 01;27(1):30-32

Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 9000 Brooktree Rd, Ste 200, Wexford, PA 15090. Email:

Objectives: To determine whether physician-to-physician outpatient asynchronous store-and-forward teledermatology can be a portal for patient access to consultative dermatologic care and decrease primary care physician referrals to dermatology.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Methods: Reviewed outpatient teledermatology consults completed within a shared Epic electronic health record at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health System between August 4, 2013, and December 19, 2019. Read More

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January 2021

The utility of teledermatology in the evaluation of skin lesions.

J Telemed Telecare 2021 Jan 18:1357633X20987423. Epub 2021 Jan 18.

Division of Dermatology, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Introduction: Past studies have shown mixed results about the accuracy of store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology in the evaluation of skin lesions. The objective of this study is to determine the accuracy of SAF teledermatology in the diagnosis of skin lesions and biopsy decision compared to in-person clinical evaluation.

Methods: Histories and photographs of skin lesions gathered at clinic visits were sent as SAF consults to teledermatologists, whose diagnoses and biopsy decisions were recorded and compared statistically to the clinic data. Read More

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January 2021

Teledermatology in the times of COVID-19 - a systematic review.

Peter Elsner

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2020 08 27;18(8):841-845. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Jena, Germany.

The COVID-19 pandemic restricts the care of dermatological patients in many ways. Teledermatology such as video consultation or "store-and-forward" teledermatology could at least partly compensate for this. This systematic review summarizes all published studies on teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Evaluation of patient attitudes towards the technical experience of synchronous teledermatology in the era of COVID-19.

Arch Dermatol Res 2021 Nov 5;313(9):769-772. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, L216, Jackson, MS, 39216, USA.

Teledermatology has become critical for maintaining patient access to dermatologic services since the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey of first-time synchronous teledermatology patients (n = 100) seen by providers of the University of Mississippi Medical Center during Spring 2020 was designed to learn more about patient experiences associated with the technical challenges of synchronous teledermatology. Our patient population had considerable experience with various social media including Facebook (82%) and hardware platforms, such as Apple devices (66%). Read More

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November 2021

Part II: Accuracy of Teledermatology in Skin Neoplasms.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2020 23;7:598903. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Department of Telemedicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil.

Teledermatology has been proving to be of great help for delivering healthcare, especially now, during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It is crucial to assess how accurate this method can be for evaluating different dermatoses. Such knowledge can contribute to the dermatologists' decision of whether to adhere to teledermatology or not. Read More

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November 2020

Direct-to-Patient Teledermatology During COVID-19 Lockdown in a Health District in Madrid, Spain: The EVIDE-19 Pilot Study.

Actas Dermosifiliogr (Engl Ed) 2021 Apr 11;112(4):345-353. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España.

Background: Dermatologic care was halted because of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, prompting us to study the usefulness of direct-to-patient teledermatology via a mobile application. We aimed to evaluate the service as a tool for avoiding face-to-face consultations, describe the main conditions diagnosed, and assess levels of patient and physician satisfaction.

Material And Method: Prospective descriptive study of new patients who met the inclusion criteria. Read More

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The role and the benefits of store-and-forward teledermatology in an early detection program of melanoma - a seven-year study.

Int J Dermatol 2021 Mar 10;60(3):e114-e116. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Bioprocesses and Biotechnology, São Paulo State University (UNESP) - Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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