New Rash, But No Time? UPMC’s eDermatology Allows Access to Dermatologists Anywhere, Anytime
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3, 2015
– Patients worried about an irritating skin condition who don’t have time to see their dermatologists have a new option to get help. The eDermatology platform
developed by western Pennsylvania’s only academic dermatology program
now allows patients to submit their symptoms and photos online and quickly receive a diagnosis, treatment plan and medication orders.
UPMC’s eDermatology, part of the health network’s UPMC AnywhereCare
Web-based service for treating a variety of medical conditions, allows patients access to board-certified, fellowship-trained dermatologists who care for all skin conditions and disorders in adults and children.
Users can access the application online, and a doctor will respond within three business days. The service costs just $49, or less with qualified insurance. For patents whose problems cannot be addressed with this service, UPMC eDermatology will facilitate an in-person visit with a UPMC provider.
The eDermatology platform was designed for Pennsylvania residents suffering from common skin conditions — including rashes, moles, acne and bug bites — and some chronic skin conditions.