Effectively Engaging Geriatric Patients via Teledermatology

Date of Review: July, 2021

Simpson CL, Kovarik CL. Effectively engaging geriatric patients via teledermatology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Dec;83(6):e417-e418. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.05.118. Epub 2020 Jun 1. PMID: 32497703.

This is a brief paper that offers concrete suggestions for optimizing virtual care for older adults patients with dermatology needs. In the COVID-19 era, telemedicine has become a necessary part of clinical care. In addition to dermatology, the suggestions offered by the authors may also be helpful for optimizing virtual patient-clinician encounters for other clinical areas. —Memoona Hasnain, MD

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