The practice of dermatology is particularly suited to telemedicine because skin disorders are visible to the human eye, and clinical information can be acquired, stored, and transmitted for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment in the majority of cases. Cases that require biopsy can also be identified and appropriate referral initiated promptly. The practice of teledermatology can alleviate the maldistribution of specialty care, and enable patients not located in geographic proximity of expert resource to receive care. The following guidelines are designed to establish coherent, effective, safe and sustainable standards for the practice of teledermatology.
Information courtesy of American Medicine Association.