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    Finding the needle in the haystack is teledermoscopy's task.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Nov 17. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    Dermatology Unit & Teledermatology Network, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain.
    We read with interest the recent letter in this journal by Kukutsch et al. as to the opinion of an international group of experts on dermoscopy about the practice of teledermoscopy (TDC) between primary care physicians (PCPs) and a remote dermatologist. This article is protected by copyright. Read More

    Diagnostic Accuracy of Pediatric Teledermatology Using Parent-Submitted Photographs: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    JAMA Dermatol 2017 Nov 15. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    Section of Dermatology, Division of General Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Importance: Advances in smartphone photography (both quality and image transmission) may improve access to care via direct parent-to-clinician telemedicine. However, the accuracy of diagnoses that are reliant on parent-provided photographs has not been formally compared with diagnoses made in person.

    Objective: To assess whether smartphone photographs of pediatric skin conditions taken by parents are of sufficient quality to permit accurate diagnosis. Read More

    Uses of Mobile Device Digital Photography of Dermatologic Conditions in Primary Care.
    JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017 Nov 8;5(11):e165. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Department of Primary Care Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States.
    Background: PhotoExam is a mobile app that incorporates digital photographs into the electronic health record (EHR) using iPhone operating system (iOS, Apple Inc)-based mobile devices.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to describe usage patterns of PhotoExam in primary care and to assess clinician-level factors that influence the use of the PhotoExam app for teledermatology (TD) purposes.

    Methods: Retrospective record review of primary care patients who had one or more photos taken with the PhotoExam app between February 16, 2015 to February 29, 2016 were reviewed for 30-day outcomes for rates of dermatology consult request, mode of dermatology consultation (curbside phone consult, eConsult, and in-person consult), specialty and training level of clinician using the app, performance of skin biopsy, and final pathological diagnosis (benign vs malignant). Read More

    Haptic augmented skin surface generation toward telepalpation from a mobile skin image.
    Skin Res Technol 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Department of Information and Telecommunication Engineering, Incheon National University, Incheon, Korea.
    Background/purpose: Very little is known about the methods of integrating palpation techniques to existing mobile teleskin imaging that delivers low quality tactile information (roughness) for telepalpation. However, no study has been reported yet regarding telehaptic palpation using mobile phone images for teledermatology or teleconsultations of skincare.

    Methods: This study is therefore aimed at introducing a new algorithm accurately reconstructing a haptic augmented skin surface for telehaptic palpation using a low-cost clip-on microscope simply attached to a mobile phone. Read More

    Atopic Dermatitis Disease Education.
    Adv Exp Med Biol 2017 ;1027:179-184
    Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
    Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that is increasing burdensome to patient's lives. Patients require effective strategies to cope with the condition as well as the vast amount of new research that is coming to the forefront. This chapter discusses the patient education aspect of atopic dermatitis. Read More

    Impact of dermatology eConsults on access to care and skin cancer screening in underserved populations: A model for teledermatology services in community health centers.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Oct 20. Epub 2017 Oct 20.
    Weitzman Institute, Middletown, Connecticut.
    Background: The clinical outcome of teledermatology with dermoscopy in large-scale primary care networks remains unclear.

    Objective: We evaluate the impact of implementing a teledermatology consultation program with dermoscopy on a statewide scale, focusing on access to care and skin cancer screening for medically underserved populations.

    Methods: Descriptive retrospective cohort study of 2385 dermatology referrals from primary care from June 2014 through November 2015. Read More

    Analysis of live interactive teledermatologic consultations for prisoners in Korea for 3 years.
    J Telemed Telecare 2017 Jan 1:1357633X17732095. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Department of Dermatology, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
    Introduction Teledermatology has contributed to the enhanced accessibility of underserved populations. This study investigated the prevalence and clinical outcomes of dermatologic diseases in prisoners in Korea through live interactive teledermatology (LITD) Method The medical records of patients in a Busan prison, who interacted with a dermatologist using LITD from July 2013 to August 2016, were reviewed retrospectively. Results The mean age of the 406 patients enrolled in the study was 39. Read More

    [Teledermoscopy by mobile phones : Reliable help in the diagnosis of skin lesions?]
    Hautarzt 2017 Nov;68(11):890-895
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie am Biederstein, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Biedersteiner Str. 29, 80802, München, Deutschland.
    Background: Teledermoscopy is a promising modern technique to complement or to substitute dermatologic examination.

    Objective: In this pilot study, we compared the outcomes of teledermoscopic consultations with clinical examinations and histologic results.

    Methods: Conventional and dermatoscopic photos of single lesions were taken in 26 patients using a mobile phone and an attached handyscope optical system. Read More

    Teledermatology: Is it Beneficial to Patients?
    Ann Plast Surg 2017 10;79(4):415-416
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.

    Teledermatology Applications in Skin Cancer Diagnosis.
    Dermatol Clin 2017 Oct;35(4):559-563
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, 1910 Taubman Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. Electronic address:
    Teledermatology has drawn interest in the dermatologic community, because it allows for earlier detection of skin cancer in patients with poor access to health care. Using a combination of dermoscopy and digital photography, teledermatology has demonstrated acceptable concordance with face-to-face clinical diagnoses in multiple settings for pigmented skin lesions. Additional studies on using teledermatology to assess nonpigmented skin lesions are needed. Read More

    Smartphone-Based Applications for Skin Monitoring and Melanoma Detection.
    Dermatol Clin 2017 Oct 9;35(4):551-557. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. Electronic address:
    With the advancement of mobile technologies, smartphone applications (apps) have become widely available and gained increasing attention as a novel tool to deliver dermatologic care. This article presents a review of various apps for skin monitoring and melanoma detection and a discussion of current limitations in the field of dermatology. Concerns regarding quality, transparency, and reliability have emerged because there are currently no established quality standards or regulatory oversight of mobile medical apps. Read More

    Mole Mapping for Management of Pigmented Skin Lesions.
    Dermatol Clin 2017 Oct 7;35(4):439-445. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, 240 East 38th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA.
    Identifying new or changing melanocytic lesions, particularly in patients with numerous or atypical nevi, can be challenging. Total-body photography and sequential digital dermoscopy imaging, together known as digital follow-up, are 2 prominent forms of noninvasive imaging technology used in mole mapping that have been found to improve diagnostic accuracy, detect earlier-stage melanomas, and reduce costs. Digital follow-up, in combination with direct-to-consumer applications and teledermatology, is already revolutionizing the ways in which physicians and patients participate in melanoma surveillance and will likely continue to enhance early detection efforts. Read More

    Teledermatology: A Review and Update.
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Sep 4. Epub 2017 Sep 4.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    Telemedicine is slowly transforming the way in which healthcare is delivered and has the potential to improve access to subspecialty expertise, reduce healthcare costs, and improve the overall quality of care. While many subspecialty fields within medicine today have either experimented with or begun to implement telemedicine platforms to enable remote consultation and care, dermatology is particularly suited for this care system as skin disorders are uniquely visible to the human eye. Through teledermatology, diagnostic images of skin disorders with accompanying clinical histories can be remotely reviewed by teledermatologists by any number of modalities, such as photographic clinical images or live video teleconferencing. Read More

    Teledermatology: An updated overview of clinical applications and reimbursement policies.
    Int J Womens Dermatol 2017 Sep 20;3(3):176-179. Epub 2017 May 20.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT.
    Telemedicine is an emerging field in healthcare that provides services from different medical specialties to patients all around the world. One of the specialties in telemedicine, teledermatology, has grown exponentially as a cost-effective way to implement dermatological healthcare to underserved areas and populations. This article reviews the literature that pertains to the cost-effectiveness, reliability, public access, patient satisfaction, and reimbursement policies of teledermatology. Read More

    [Teledermatology between two French hospitals: Two years of experience].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2017 Aug 10. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Service de dermatologie, centre hospitalier Victor-Dupouy, 69, rue du Lieutenant-Colonel Prud'hon, 95100 Argenteuil, France. Electronic address:
    Background: Teledermatology is currently booming. Due to the shortage of dermatologists in hospitals access to dermatological consultations is very limited in some hospitals. We present our experience of collaboration between an expert center, the dermatology department of the Victor-Dupouy Hospital Centre in Argenteuil, and all medical structures under the André-Mignot Hospital in Versailles (CHV), including 2 prison medical centers (UCSA), traditional departments and emergency department. Read More

    Trends in dermatology practices and the implications for the workforce.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Oct 4;77(4):746-752. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, DC, and Schaumburg, Illinois. Electronic address:
    Background: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) practice profile surveys have been conducted for more than a decade to gauge trends in our workforce supply and demand.

    Objective: To update the trends and current workforce issues for the field of dermatology.

    Methods: The AAD Practice Profile Survey is sent by both e-mail and postal mail to a random sample of practicing dermatologists who are AAD members. Read More

    Can You See Me Now? Video Supplementation for Pediatric Teledermatology Cases.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Sep 2;34(5):566-571. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
    Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
    Background/objectives: Digital video is widely available and is used sporadically in clinical settings to evaluate patients, but whether it helps improve clinical management has not been determined. The aim of this study was to assess whether recorded video in addition to still images can improve residents' diagnostic and management accuracy and confidence with pediatric teledermatology cases.

    Methods: Dermatology residents from three programs were assigned alternately to an online survey with 15 pediatric teledermatology cases presented with still images only (still) or still images plus recorded video (mixed). Read More

    Impact of Direct to Consumer Store-and-Forward Teledermatology on Access to Care, Satisfaction, Utilization, and Costs in a Commercial Health Plan Population.
    Telemed J E Health 2017 Jul 21. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    1 Aetna, Inc. , New York, New York.
    Purpose: Store-and-forward teledermatology can improve access to dermatology by enabling asynchronous consults. This study assesses it on access, satisfaction, utilization, and costs in a commercial health plan setting.

    Methodology: In this prospective observational study with matched control, 47,411 individuals were provided access to teledermatology services staffed by board-certified, licensed dermatologists for 6 months. Read More

    Usability, Acceptability, and Impact of a Pediatric Teledermatology Mobile Health Application.
    Telemed J E Health 2017 Jul 21. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    1 Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Objective: Pediatric dermatology appointment wait times often exceed several months. We evaluated the usability, acceptability, and clinical impact of a store-and-forward teledermatology mobile application (app) linking families with pediatric dermatologists.

    Methods: Parents of children age 6 weeks to 17 years or individuals 18-21 years old were invited (by e-mail or referral) to participate in this single group, prospective study. Read More

    Teledermatology and Mobile Applications in the Management of Patients with Skin Lesions.
    Acta Derm Venereol 2017 Jul 5. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Melanoma Clinic and Teledermatology Network, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, ES-41009 Seville, Spain.
    Teledermatology and smartphone mobile applications have been at the forefront of advances in the screening and management of patients with skin lesions over the past decade. The Spanish teledermatology network, established in 2004 in the area surrounding the dermatology clinic in Seville, has now managed over 50,000 teleconsultations and has led to validated improvements in waiting times for referral and surgery, allowed patients to be treated in local settings, and improved the early diagnosis and initial prognosis of patients diagnosed with melanoma. Both teledermatology and smartphone mobile applications can be used as training tools to improve the diagnostic skills of physicians and dermatologists. Read More

    Telemedicine Services for the Arctic: A Systematic Review.
    JMIR Med Inform 2017 Jun 28;5(2):e16. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
    Background: Telemedicine services have been successfully used in areas where there are adequate infrastructures such as reliable power and communication lines. However, despite the increasing number of merchants and seafarers, maritime and Arctic telemedicine have had limited success. This might be linked with various factors such as lack of good infrastructure, lack of trained onboard personnel, lack of Arctic-enhanced telemedicine equipment, extreme weather conditions, remoteness, and other geographical challenges. Read More


    Total-body photography in skin cancer screening: the clinical utility of standardized imaging.
    Cutis 2017 May;99(5):312-316
    Department of Dermatology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
    Early detection of skin cancer is essential to reducing morbidity and mortality from both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Total-body skin examinations (TBSEs) may improve early detection of malignant melanomas (MMs) but are controversial due to the poor quality of data available to establish a mortality benefit from skin cancer screening. Total-body photography (TBP) promises to provide a way forward by lowering the costs of dermatologic screening while simultaneously leveraging technology to increase patient access to dermatologic care. Read More

    Incidence of melanoma and keratinocytic carcinomas in patients evaluated by store-and-forward teledermatology vs. dermatology clinic.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Oct 20;56(10):1026-1031. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
    Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
    Background: It is unclear whether incidence of detected skin cancer in patients evaluated by store-and-forward teledermatology (SAF) vs. face-to-face consultation (F2F) significantly differs, and whether such differences are because of variations in patient demographics, diagnostic accuracy, or both.

    Methods: This retrospective cohort study compares patient skin cancer risk profile, pre-post biopsy diagnostic accuracy, and detection rates of any skin cancer, melanoma, and keratinocytic carcinoma between all SAF teledermatology patients and a subset of randomly selected F2F consultations at VA-Boston Healthcare System in 2014. Read More

    Direct-Access Online Care for the Management of Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial Examining Patient Quality of Life.
    Telemed J E Health 2017 Sep 1;23(9):726-732. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    4 Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) , Los Angeles, California.
    Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic disease requiring regular follow-up. To increase access to dermatological care, online management of AD is being studied. However, a critical knowledge gap exists in determining AD patients' quality of life in direct-to-patient online models. Read More

    Telemedicine in dermatology: findings and experiences worldwide - a systematic literature review.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 May 18. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing (IVDP), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, Germany.
    Telemedicine has become an important element of health care in many countries and profited from the technological progress of the last two decades. Due to the visual character of the dermatological specialty, teledermatology in particular participated in that development and is becoming a major tool in dermatological consultation. The objective of this article was to identify the use of teledermatology across the world based on published original articles. Read More

    Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Melanoma in Store-and-Forward Teledermatology.
    Telemed J E Health 2017 Nov 12;23(11):877-880. Epub 2017 May 12.
    5 VHA Puget Sound Health Care System , Seattle, Washington.
    Background: Published studies have led to concern that store-and-forward teledermatology (SFT) diagnosis and management of melanomas may be inferior to face-to-face (FTF) dermatology care.

    Introduction: To ascertain the frequency of correctly managed and diagnosed melanomas within a population of veterans in Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 SFT.

    Materials And Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 7,960 veterans seen by SFT between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011. Read More


    Changing use and attitudes towards teledermatology in the UK over 10 years: results of the 2016 National Survey.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Apr 26. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Kent.
    Dermatology has been described as a speciality in crisis in the UK, with a shortfall of 250 dermatologists nationally combined with steadily increasing referrals and skin cancer incidence(1) . This has fuelled interest in teledermatology (TD). TD utilises telecommunication technology at a distance to exchange medical information. Read More

    Creation of an Internal Teledermatology Store-and-Forward System in an Existing Electronic Health Record: A Pilot Study in a Safety-Net Public Health and Hospital System.
    JAMA Dermatol 2017 Jul;153(7):644-650
    Division of Information Technology, Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, Dallas, Texas5Departments of Dermatology and Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
    Importance: External store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology systems operate separately from the primary health record and have many limitations, including care fragmentation, inadequate communication among clinicians, and privacy and security concerns, among others. Development of internal SAF workflows within existing electronic health records (EHRs) should be the standard for large health care organizations for delivering high-quality dermatologic care, improving access, and capturing other telemedicine benchmark data. Epic EHR software (Epic Systems Corporation) is currently one of the most widely used EHR system in the United States, and development of a successful SAF workflow within it is needed. Read More

    Increasing Frequency of Seborrheic Keratosis Diagnoses as a Favorable Consequence of Teledermatology-Based Skin Cancer Screening: A Cross-sectional Study of 34,553 Patients.
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Apr 10. Epub 2017 Apr 10.
    Chief of the Medical and Surgical Dermatology Unit, HUVM Teledermatology Network, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Avda. Dr. Fedriani s/n, 41009, Seville, Spain.
    Background: Screening of skin cancer by teledermatology (TD) has improved the early detection of skin cancer by enhancing access to skin cancer clinics.

    Objective: We sought to analyze how TD-based skin cancer screening has changed the frequency of consultations for benign lesions.

    Patients And Methods: A cross-sectional study including teleconsultations received during a 7-year period was conducted to analyze and compare the trendlines of each lesion type over the study period. Read More

    Patient and Provider Satisfaction with Teledermatology.
    Telemed J E Health 2017 Aug 4;23(8):684-690. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
    2 National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health , Bethesda, Maryland.
    Background: There is little research comparing dermatologist and patient satisfaction with in-person, store-and-forward, and live interactive examinations.

    Objective: To compare satisfaction with in-person examinations to store-and-forward and live interactive consultations having two types of video.

    Methods: A controlled study was conducted where patients referred for dermatology consultations were examined in-person, by video, and by store-and-forward methods. Read More

    A systematic review of satisfaction with teledermatology.
    J Telemed Telecare 2017 Jan 1:1357633X17696587. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA.
    Background The two most commonly used modalities of teledermatology (TD) are store-and-forward (SF) and live-interactive (LI) TD. Existing studies have not compared these tools with respect to patient and provider satisfaction. Objective To systematically review all published studies of patient and provider satisfaction with SF and LI TD. Read More

    Propranolol for infantile hemangiomas in developing countries.
    Dermatol Online J 2017 Mar 15;23(3). Epub 2017 Mar 15.
    Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Background: Propranolol is the treatment of choicefor complicated infantile hemangiomas (IH). However,in some locations, propranolol has not yet becomestandard of care. To our knowledge, until 2014,propranolol had not been used in Afghanistan totreat IH. Read More

    The Department of Defense: pioneers of early teledermatology.
    Dermatol Online J 2017 Feb 15;23(2). Epub 2017 Feb 15.
    Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York.
    The United States (US) Department of Defense(DoD) has been a leader in using telecommunicationstechnology to provide remote medical care. The DoDhas been using telemedicine for more than twentyyears to provide medical services to military personneldeployed throughout the world, and has largelyinfluenced the development of teledermatology. Theexperiences of early military teledermatology serviceshave yielded valuable lessons that have been essentialto the creation of successful civilian programs. Read More

    A Systematic Review of the Use of Telemedicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology.
    Ann Plast Surg 2017 Jun;78(6):736-768
    From the *Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; †New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY; ‡Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; §Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; ∥Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; ¶Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY; #Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; and **Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.
    Background: Telemedicine, the use of information technology and telecommunication to provide healthcare at a distance, is a burgeoning field with applications throughout medicine. Given the visual nature of plastic surgery and dermatology, telemedicine has a myriad of potential applications within the field.

    Methods: A comprehensive literature review of articles published on telemedicine since January 2010 was performed. Read More

    Teledermatology as a Means to Provide Multispecialty Care: A Case of Global Specialty Collaboration.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Mar;34(2):e89-e92
    Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Telemedicine can serve as a platform for specialty collaboration and potentially address the lack of specialized and subspecialized care globally. In this article we present a case in which the use of teledermatology facilitated global collaboration between multiple specialists and subspecialists, resulting in high-quality care of a child from a remote area of Botswana. We present the lessons learned and factors that should be considered when engaging in global specialty collaboration, especially between developed and developing countries. Read More

    Mobile teledermatology for skin cancer screening: A diagnostic accuracy study.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Mar;96(10):e6278
    aInstitute of primary care, University and University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland bDepartment of Dermatology, University and University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
    Skin cancer screening has undoubted potential to reduce cancer-specific morbidity and mortality. Total-body exams remain the prevailing concept of skin cancer screening even if effectiveness and value of this method are controversial. Meanwhile, store and forward teledermatology was shown to be a reliable instrument for several diagnostic purposes mostly in specialized dermatology settings. Read More

    Teledermatology in the inpatient setting.
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 2017 Mar;36(1):12-16
    Department of Dermatology and Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
    Teledermatology (TD) is a health care delivery modality that uses telecommunication technology to provide dermatologic care. It has grown to be a reliable and diagnostically accurate means of producing quality care while increasing access and reducing wait times in the outpatient setting. In the inpatient setting, TD may be an effective method to improve access to dermatologic care by remotely triaging, assisting, or providing dermatologic consultative services. Read More

    Smartphone use in dermatology for clinical photography and consultation: Current practice and the law.
    Australas J Dermatol 2017 Feb 28. Epub 2017 Feb 28.
    The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centre, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia.
    Background: Smartphones are rapidly changing the way doctors capture and communicate clinical information, particularly in highly visual specialties such as dermatology. An understanding of how and why smartphones are currently used in clinical practice is critical in order to evaluate professional and legal risks, and to formulate policies that enable safe use of mobile technologies for the maximal benefit of practitioners and patients.

    Methods: Australian dermatologists and dermatology trainees were surveyed on their current practices relating to clinical smartphone use. Read More

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