The Covid-19 outbreak is transforming healthcare delivery in the United States seemingly overnight. Dermatology practices are particularly well-suited to jump into the telemedicine world. If you’re seeking a how-to guide for starting, or information about how to perfect your remote practice, BioPlus is here for you. Check out our latest free eBook: Telemedicine & Dermatology: Converting and Improving Teledermatology Practices During the Covid-19 Outbreak.
Because of the visual nature of skin disorders, many conditions can be diagnosed and treated by utilizing built-in cameras on mobile devices and then shared with a dermatologist during a remote visit. In fact, teledermatology brings about the same or even slightly better clinical outcomes as traditional in-person visits. Research shows that converting some of a healthcare practice to remote visits can both save the healthcare system money and allow providers to better coordinate and manage care for skin disorders.
Although not every skin condition is appropriate to be evaluated and treated remotely – namely scalp conditions obscured by the patient’s hair or the need for a procedure, such as skin biopsies, melanoma excisions, and cryosurgery – there are a large number of skin disorders that can be diagnosed and treated via teledermatology.
The time is ripe to explore and adopt technology tools for telemedicine in dermatology and you can rely on this eBook to point you in the right direction: Telemedicine & Dermatology: Converting and Improving Teledermatology Practices During the Covid-19 Outbreak.
Remember, you can count on BioPlus in these tough times, and in the better days ahead.