Teledermatology is quickly gaining popularity among both patients and providers in this era of connectivity, convenience, and cost-consciousness. While there is robust evidence to support consultative teledermatology's significant impact on patient access and comparable diagnostic and therapeutic concordance, there is less evidence on the quality of teledermatology care provided outside of the research setting. Because of the increasing interest in teledermatology and its likely integration into the future of value-based medicine, the American Academy of Dermatology has developed a practice toolkit to better educate its residents and its practicing members on how to use teledermatology to better care for their patients and communities. The educational resources include a position statement, an online curriculum, practice management resources, and quality assurance and improvement programs. The position statement includes technical, administrative and clinical criteria. The online curriculum includes modules on modality, practice models, medicolegal considerations, health policy, best practices, ethics, and potential pitfalls. The quality assurance and improvement program includes recommendations and projects to optimize patient outcomes and promote safe, coordinated care.
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California Los Angeles, Geffen School of Medicine
Ivy Lee, MD, FAAD is the current Chair of the Telemedicine Task Force at the American Academy of Dermatology, Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, and Director of Telemedicine at UCLA-Olive View. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in implementing store-and-forward teledermatology programs in academic institutions and community clinics throughout California. She completed her dermatology residency at Georgetown University and received her MD from UCSF. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.
Monday, April 24
1:30 PM – 1:59 PM