Teledermatology Steps Into the Spotlight

Teledermatology Steps Into the Spotlight

August 5, 2020

If your dermatology practice is ready to learn more in order to navigate the telemedicine world, BioPlus has created a free eBook to guide you: Telemedicine & Dermatology: Converting and Improving Teledermatology Practices During the Covid-19 Outbreak.

For years, telemedicine was a bit of a novelty among dermatology offices, with only a small number of dermatologists using this healthcare delivery system. The situation changed seemingly overnight in the early part of the Covid-19 crisis. In fact, a survey found that more than 90% of physicians tried telehealth during those initial weeks and months of the crisis.

In the wake of Covid-19 many dermatologists felt drawn to telemedicine as a way to adapt, so they could maintain continuity of care for existing patients as well as to make up for lost revenue. Thankfully, in response to the current public health crisis, policymakers have thrown providers a lifeline. They have enacted emergency measures meant to foster the rapid adoption of telemedicine. Sweeping regulatory changes have waived key reimbursement, technology, licensing, and privacy restrictions.

For those dermatologists who make the switch, the outlook for telemedicine holds tremendous promise. We are witnessing a seismic shift in the healthcare system. Even though the regulatory waivers are temporary, shifting attitudes among consumers and payers toward telemedicine could be the tipping point toward making those waivers permanent.

In short, the Covid-19 crisis has created an urgent need for telemedicine in dermatology practices but you don’t need to go it alone. Rely on this complimentary BioPlus eBook to provide resources and direction: Telemedicine & Dermatology: Converting and Improving Teledermatology Practices During the Covid-19 Outbreak.

Remember, you can count on BioPlus in these tough times, and in the better days ahead.

 

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