Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
MIOT, Hélio Amante; PAIXAO, Maurício Pedreira and WEN, Chao Lung. Teledermatology: past, present and future. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.5, pp. 523-532. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962005000600011.
Teledermatology is the area of Telemedicine that studies the application of telecommunication and information technology to dermatology practice without the presence of a specialist. It is a potential manner to deliver health planning, research, education, clinical meetings, second medical opinions and dermatological care to populations who cannot easily travel. The evolution, cost reduction and dissemination of telecommunication and information technology have enabled the implementation of low cost and comprehensive teledermatology systems to support clinical practice all over the world.
Keywords : Remote consultation; Dermatology; Health education; Telemedicine.