Why do Teledermatology in the US ?

  • In the United States, there are actually enough physicians and resources, but they’re inequitably distributed. And there’s a lot of ways that people may not have access:
    • Geographical distance.
    • We may not have certain subspecialty care in rural settings for instance.
    • Time constraints: just because dermatologist exists doesn’t mean that you’re able to take time off of work school, childcare, or maybe you are able to get an appointment, but there isn’t a spot for like three or four months, or if that.
    • Insurance, without insurance, even you may not be able to seek care, or maybe you’re limited in the options that you have.

Jules Lipoff. Teledermatology in the US. 8th World Congress of Teledermatology, Skin Imaging and AI in Skin diseases – November 2020


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