Telemedicine and teledermatology: Past, present and future

Wurm, Elisabeth M.T., Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Wurm, Robert and Soyer, Hans Peter (2008) Telemedicine and teledermatology: Past, present and future. Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 6 2: 106-112. doi:10.1111/j.1610-0387.2007.06440.x


Author Wurm, Elisabeth M.T.
Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer
Wurm, Robert
Soyer, Hans Peter
Title Telemedicine and teledermatology: Past, present and future
Journal name Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1610-0379
Publication date 2008-02-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2007.06440.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 106
End page 112
Total pages 7
Editor E. B. Broecker
P. Fritsch
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject C1
110304 Dermatology
920117 Skin and Related Disorders
Abstract Telemedicine is an emerging field within medicine with potential to revolutionize the delivery of health care.It is defined as the use of telecommunication technologies to transfer medical information.Teledermatology is a category of telemedicine. Early experiments were already made at the beginning of the 20th century, the breakthrough happened in the nineties because of the rapid progress of telecommunication technology. The latest advance is mobile telemedicine which is characterized by the use of mobile devices such as mobile phone and PDA (personal digital assistant).Advantages of telemedicine are the possibility of remote patient-care as well as the easy and fast access to expert opinions and education.This can either happen through exchange of previously stored data/images (store-and-forward method) or in real time.Since our society is increasingly becoming interconnected via technical advances, it is essential that medicine also has an objective understanding of the topic.
Keyword Telemedicine
Teledermatology
E-Health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published Online: 14 Nov 2007

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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