TeleDermatology

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Department of Dermatology is a specialty within the UNM Health Sciences Center and the UNM School of Medicine. In addition to providing superior direct care to dermatology patients, the department’s mission includes: training and educating clinical scholars, residents, and medical students; on-going continuing medical education; and research.

The department’s vision for the future includes a state-wide cloud-based Teledermatology program available to physicians and other providers throughout New Mexico. Together, with the UNM Center for Telehealth, the Department of Dermatology is collaborating with Vignet Corporation, a software developer centered in Austin Texas to pilot the new Teledermatology program. Vignet carries the endorsement of the American Academy of Dermatology, and their platform, AccessDerm, has been successfully used in other academic centers including UC San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania. The Vignet platform will allow contracted physicians and providers throughout the state to access the services of board certified UNM Dermatologists through “store-and-forward” technology. In this process referring physicians take photographs of dermatologic conditions which along with relevant history and clinical information are uploaded into a web-based platform specially formatted and secured for the UNM Teledermatology program. The case images and clinical notes are then reviewed by a UNM Dermatologist. The assessment and recommendations for the consult are forwarded within a predetermined time frame back to the referring physician. This program will expand access to treatment and shorten wait times for patients across the state.

 

For referring provider information, consent forms, best practices and regulation information, please visit the UNM Telehealth website at the link below:

http://hsc.unm.edu/community/telehealth/index.html

Book Appointment:

Phone: (505) 272-6222
Fax: (505) 272-6228

Clinic Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Driving Map to Clinic

Contact Administration (for administrative, education or residency inquiries only) and mail to: hsc-dermatology@salud.unm.edu.

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