Limitations & Future Directions of Telemedicine
May 14, 2020
Telemedicine is a critical tool during COVID-19, but there are limitations.
This is part 2 of a 2-part series.
Part 1: Tele-Dermatology During COVID-19
The difficulty of getting high-quality images or videos to accurately assess patients is a universal limitation experienced during tele-dermatology visits. Newer, more savvy iPhones provide clearer images than my older, outdated work phone does. While its particularly useful when you have an ongoing relationship with a patient, it is difficult to meet a patient for the first time through a smartphone.