Teledermatology: How It Is Impacting the Underserved.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The rapid mobilization of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about renewed concern about the digital divide. Understanding the benefits and limitations of remote medical care is an ongoing process. Access to telemedicine appointments, as well as the experience of the virtual appointment itself, varies across demographic groups. Telemedicine has promise in dermatology. However, if it continues to expand beyond the pandemic, federal changes may be necessary to improve access to remote care for all patients moving forward. This involves creating mandates for increased broadband access, deploying digital health tools and portals usable by underserved populations, and increasing access to interpreters. Information technology personnel may also become necessary members of the clinical care team. Parity between video and phone visit reimbursement for providers is also necessary.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hadeler, E; Prose, N; Floyd, LP

Published Date

  • November 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1597 - 1600

PubMed ID

  • 34648665

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1470

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/pde.14838

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States