AccessDerm is an Academy-sponsored teledermatology program that allows AAD dermatologists to provide care to underserved populations in the United States. By participating in the program, members and residents 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 dermatologists’ expertise. 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 and residents 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, an AAD dermatologist only can provide remote consultation on cases that originate in a state where he or she is licensed. AccessDerm is currently being used in 16 states, however, 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.
If you have been involved in this volunteer activity, please log your hours. Logging your hours supports the Academy's efforts to enhance the image of the specialty by promoting your dedication to helping patients, communities and the profession.
AAD members can now indicate in their AAD member profiles that they use teledermatology. Using the member directory telemedicine drop-down selection, members can search for and connect with colleagues who practice teledermatology. To indicate your teledermatology use, edit your member profile here.
If you are an AccessDerm participant and are experiencing technical issues, please complete this form and email it to Scott Weinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (202) 842-4355.
As of June 6, 2014, AAD volunteer teledermatology programs have provided 1,056 consults to underserved patients.
For more information about teledermatology, visit the American Telemedicine Association or the Academy's teledermatology resources Web page.