UPMC's Teledermatology Program enables world-class physicians to provide patients with the best dermatological care, regardless of location.
Using store and forward technology, the medical staff at the patient's location:
The dermatologist at UPMC:
Because the store and forward method of telemedicine uses less costly equipment, it greatly reduces costs to local health care providers.
The UPMC Teledermatology Program currently provides services on an inpatient basis at UPMC Bedford, UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Horizon (Greenville and Shenango campuses), UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, UPMC Passavant McCandless, and UPMC St. Margaret. Teledermatology services are provided at over 75 UPMC outpatient locations.
Our program also provides teledermatology services at various non-UPMC health systems throughout the U.S.
In addition to offering clinical teleservices, the UPMC Department of Dermatology educates Dermatology residents and teaches Internal Medicine residents at UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC St. Margaret.
We also offer a teledermatology fellowship.
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