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Study: Let’s not jump on the telemedicine bandwagon too fast

A recent study to assess the quality of the rapidly exploding number of virtual dermatology apps found some cause for concern. These apps claim to offer online consultations with dermatologists via a website or smartphone.  The study found that many of the doctors “regularly failed to ask simple relevant questions and diagnostic performance was poor.” Read … Continue reading “Study: Let’s not jump on the telemedicine bandwagon too fast”

A recent study to assess the quality of the rapidly exploding number of virtual dermatology apps found some cause for concern. These apps claim to offer online consultations with dermatologists via a website or smartphone. 

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The study found that many of the doctors “regularly failed to ask simple relevant questions and diagnostic performance was poor.”

Read more on the findings here.

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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