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Teledermatology - Intermediate Curriculum (Module 1) Teledermoscopy
Overview & Disclosures


Module 1: Teledermoscopy

Release Date: August 7, 2019
Expiration Date: August 7, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 30 mins

Target Audience
Dermatologists, Dermatology Residents, and other healthcare providers who work
in a dermatology setting.

Statement of Need
Advancements in information technology (IT), including electronic health records (EHRs), high-definition video conferencing, remote patient monitoring, mobile devices and networks, and ubiquitous broadband networks, has created an opportunity to leverage telehealth services to improve our national health care system. Health care workers can use this technology to provide clinical services to patients, to monitor patient health, to consult with other health care providers, and to provide patients access to educational resources.

Telemedicine offers healthcare providers a way to provide patients clinical support while overcoming geographical barriers and facilitates value-based care that can improve patient outcomes.

With telehealth technologies, providers can deliver quality care at a lower cost, a critical imperative in the accelerating era of value-based payment, address misdistribution of subspecialists, address problems quickly before they become more serious, lower health care costs as remote medical encounters are less expensive than in-person visits, and facilitate patient compliance with referred care and recommended treatment plans.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, the learner should able to:

  • Discuss advantages of utilizing teledermoscopy images to diagnose non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers
  • Review concordance data between teledermoscopy and face-to-face assessment of neoplasms
  • Incorporate teledermoscopy into teledermatology visits
  • Compare methods of teledermoscopy care delivery
  • Describe image acquisition standardization, securing image data and devices utilized in teledermoscopy

The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation
The American Academy of Dermatology designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ivy Lee, MD, FAAD
Adjunct Faculty, Dermatology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Sabrina Newman, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor, Dermatology
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

Jeanna Peart, MD
Dermatology Resident
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

Jules Lipoff, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Dermatology
Philadelphia, PA

AAD Staff
Swapna Bhatia, MPH
Manager, Health Technology and Informatics
Washington, DC

Asma Ibrahim, MATD
Senior Specialist, Digital Learning
Rosemont, IL

Christina Cortese
Instructional Designer, Digital Learning
Rosemont, IL

Melinda E. Keske
Digital Learning Coordinator
Rosemont, IL

Kevin Pierce, MAT
Manager, Digital Learning
Rosemont, IL

Christine M. Presta
Associate Director, Digital Learning
Rosemont, IL

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All planners, authors, reviewers, and American Academy of Dermatology staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this activity.

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