|Author||Hon S. Pak MD, John D. Whited MD MHS, and Karen E. Edison MD|
Teledermatology: A User's Guide was written to provide practical information for those individuals contemplating or planning a teledermatology program or expanding their current use of teledermatology. It focuses on the practical aspects of teledermatology implementation while providing a comprehensive treatment of the topic. Discussions include: business models and reimbursement issues; the current status of teledermatology research; the integration of teledermatology into dermatology residency training programs; ethical considerations; confidentiality issues; and the "art of teledermatology." It explores the technical aspects of teledermatology and describes the differences between live interactive techniques and store and forward techniques. This book is intended to provide both novice and seasoned teledermatologists with comprehensive and practical information on teledermatology. Many of the chapter authors are among the world experts in teledermatology and have developed successful and viable teledermatology programs. The knowledge presented here is based on the lessons they have learned in the course of teledermatology development.