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SYM S027 - Technology Working for You: Smart Innovations to Modernize Dermatology Practices and Improve Patient Access

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room B121/122

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Carrie L. Kovarik, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, FAAD - Handout
  • Craig N. Burkhart, MD, FAAD
  • David J. Wong, MD, PhD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe efficient, online models of delivering dermatologic care.
  • Examine technological innovations and devices that improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce medical errors.
  • Evaluate technology innovations critically to determine whether they are appropriate to your practice setting.

Thinking about modernizing your practice? Technology-enabled models of delivering dermatologic care can help improve practice efficiency and improve patient access. In this session, the attendees will recognize efficient, online models of delivering dermatologic care that maximizes practice potential. The strengths and limitations of existing telehealth models and emerging patient-initiated, direct consultations will be examined. Furthermore, the attendees will learn rational and evidence-based technological innovations that improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce medical errors. Finally, attendees will engage in discussions on how to evaluate technology to determine the fit for their practice setting.


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  • Health-care delivery methods in teledermatology: consultative, triage and direct-care models. J Telemed Telecare 2011;17(4):214-6.
  • Application of mobile teledermatology for skin cancer screening. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 Jan 11.


Saturday, March 02
2:00 PMUsing Technology to Improve Physician Efficiency / Dr. Burkhart
2:30 PMEvidence or Hype? Updates on Outcomes in Teledermatology / Dr. Armstrong
3:00 PMUsing Mobile Technology to Increase Access to Care / Dr. Kovarik
3:30 PMDirect to Consumer Teledermatology / Dr. Wong