AAD’s Teledermatology Program
Volunteer to join AAD’s philanthropic teledermatology program, designed to deliver dermatologic expertise to underserved populations.
Engages board-certified, AAD member dermatologists and residents in training in providing safe and secure telemedicine consultations to underserved communities in their state.
Provides a telemedicine platform free of charge to eligible sites providing health care services to underserved populations in the United States.
How the program works
Teledermatology services are coordinated through Qualified Healthcare Centers that have collaborated with the AAD Teledermatology Program. The primary care clinician will initiate a derm consult via the program by uploading patient consult request.
This request will be transmitted to a dermatologist who will then review the case and provide feedback to the patient’s primary care clinician. The program offers store-and-forward technology (photos, teledermoscopy images, teledermatopathology images, and short videos) between referring clinicians and dermatologists.
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What is the AAD Teledermatology Program?
The American Academy of Dermatology’s teledermatology program provides primary care physicians at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and free clinics access to the dermatological expertise of AAD member dermatologists and residents in training at no charge to eligible sites. The program facilitates safe and secure provider-to-provider consults with an easy-to-use teledermatology platform, provided by Medweb.
How does it work?
This is a provider-to-provider program. Teledermatology services are coordinated through the patients’ primary care provider. The primary care provider initiates a dermatologic consult via the teledermatology program by uploading a patient consult request. This request is transmitted to a dermatologist who then reviews the case and provides feedback to the patient’s primary care provider.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. The software is free and provided by Medweb. The software is accessible as a mobile application for IOS iPhone and iPad as well as on the web.
How much time do I need to commit to consultations?
You can do as many or as few consults as you choose. All consults are provider-to-provider via store and forward. After the PCP uploads a case, the dermatologist receives notification via e-mail of a new case submission and can respond, if available. All urgent cases are marked as such by the referring provider. If you are not available, another volunteer will be assigned to the case.
How will I learn how to use the program?
AAD will provide initial training through MedWeb. This training takes about 30 minutes to complete. Medweb provides 24/7 support for dermatologists after the initial training as support for questions and IT issues.
Do I need insurance to participate in the program?
Yes, you will need to sign an agreement with AAD to participate in the program. This will be sent to you to enroll in the program.
Can residents sign up for the program?
Yes. Residents can sign up to use the program under the guidance of a board-certified physician, who must enroll at the same time as the resident.
What do I need to do to get started?
Sign up via the volunteer button on the website.
What If I know a FQHC or free clinic that needs care?
Refer them to AAD to enroll in the program.
Special thanks to our partner:
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