COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN DERMATOLOGIC PRACTICE

Sep
2002
Vol. 21. No. 3

Introduction

THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME in medicine, in general, and in dermatology in particular. Technologic innovations have kept pace with an exponentially increasing demand for delivery of healthhcare information, offering a breadth, depth, and speed of medical information transfer that was unimaginable 20 years ago. Teledermatology, the personal digital assistant, electronic medical records, voice recognition systems, and computer-aided image analysis have evolved from science fiction gadgetry into tools of mainstream dermatology practice.

Communication Technologies in Dermatologic Practice, Introduction

Robin L. Travers, MD

THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME in medicine, in general, and in dermatology in particular. Technologic innovations have kept pace with an exponentially increasing demand for delivery of healthcare information, offering a breadth, depth, and speed of medical information transfer that was unimaginable 20 years ago.

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Teledermatology and Teledermatopathology

Hon S Pak, MC

Teledermatology is in essence an application of clinical telemedlcine that deals with the practice of dermatology via the latest communication and information technology.

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