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The Department of Defense: pioneers of early teledermatology

  • Author(s): Rosenbaum, Brooke E
  • Campion, Campion H
  • Cohen, Jeffrey M
  • Latkowski, Jo-Ann
  • et al.
Abstract

The United States (US) Department of Defense(DoD) has been a leader in using telecommunicationstechnology to provide remote medical care. The DoDhas been using telemedicine for more than twentyyears to provide medical services to military personneldeployed throughout the world, and has largelyinfluenced the development of teledermatology. Theexperiences of early military teledermatology serviceshave yielded valuable lessons that have been essentialto the creation of successful civilian programs.

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