AccessDerm is an Academy-sponsored teledermatology program that allows AAD member dermatologists to provide care to underserved populations in the United States. By participating in the program, members can consult remotely on dermatology cases using mobile devices and the Internet.
The AccessDerm program gives primary care providers who work in participating clinics free access to AAD members’ expertise in dermatology. Primary care clinicians submit consultations that dermatologists then receive on their personal mobile devices or the Internet via HIPAA-secure and -compliant means.
AAD members who wish to participate can currently download the AccessDerm application for free on the following mobile platforms:
Participants also can access the program via any Web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, etc.).
Due to licensure requirements, a member only can provide remote consultation on cases that originate in a state where he or she is licensed. The following states currently have registered clinics:
- New York
The Academy seeks to increase participation by clinics in other states. If you are an AAD member who wishes to participate, and/or you would like to recommend a primary care clinic in your area for participation in the program, please submit your contact information.
For more information about teledermatology, visit the American Telemedicine Association and see the Quick Guide to Store-Forward and Live-Interactive Teledermatology.