Written by leading teledermatologists and telemedicine experts, this hands-on guide addresses the practical needs of the many emerging teledermatology services worldwide.
- Covers the medical and technical prerequisites for such services as well as the photographic imaging essentials
- Illustrates the performance of teledermatology by way of clinical examples
- Discusses teledermatology in underdeveloped countries
- Presents specialized methods of teledermatology
- Explores the impact of telemedicine on the doctor-patient relationship
- Explains the advantages that accrue from improving access to expert knowledge
- Pays careful attention to quality assurance, legal assumptions, economic aspects, and the future horizons of such health care services.
- Includes a comprehensive appendix comprising education and training opportunities, sample protocols, consent forms, information sheets, references, and relevant web links
This guide is a must-have for all those who treat patients with inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction to Teledermatology.
- Historical Review.
- Medical Prerequisites.
- Technical Prerequisites.
- Photographic Imaging Essential.
- Performance of Teledermatology including Clinical Examples.
- Teledermatology in Underdeveloping Countries.
- Special Methods of Teledermatology.
- Teledermatology and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Quality Assurance.
- Legal Assumptions.
- Economic Aspects and Cost-effectiveness.
- Future Horizons.
- APPENDIX: Education and Training Opportunities.
- Quality Certificate Teledermatology.
- Sample Protocol, Consent Form and Information Sheet.
- References and Relevant Web links.-
- Subject Index.
H. Peter Soyer, chair of the Dermatology Group at the University of Queensland in Brisbane/Australia, is one of the pioneers of teledermatology and co-founder and current president of the International Society of Teledermatology. Michael Binder, Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna/Austria, is a dermatologist with special expertise in health technology assessment and quality assurance issues. Anthony C. Smith has a PhD in Telehealth and is currently Deputy Director at the Centre of Online Health of the University of Queensland in Brisbane/Australia.