Telemedicine After the Pandemic

  • What will be the proportion of Telemedicine in Dermatology (Teledermatology consults out of the total when we emerge from the pandemic ?
  • How much do we need to be in person?

What happened during the Pandemic ?

  • During the 2020 pandemic, the number of in person consults in the United States feel by around 60% (sometimes 70% in some states ).
    • During that time, practices had to be closed, as sanitary resources were geared towards COVID patients.
  • During the height of pandemic waves, telemedicine made up 50% of total care.
  • This number is rebounding but still 10 to 20% below pre-pandemic levels.
Drop in the number of medical consultations during the 2020 Pandemic (Slide from Dr Lipoff’s presentation)

Going forward, this may remain and that telemedicine can support 15 to 20% of patients in the long-term.

Jules Lipoff, MD. Education for Teledermatology and AI in Dermatology. 8th World Congress of Teledermatology, Skin Imaging and AI in Skin diseases – November 2020


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