The hospital of Versailles no longer has a dermatologist; consequently the pediatrics department suggested assess to the system put in place in 2015 based on the telemedicine software platform WebDCR developed throughout the hospital. The acceptability of this was based on its implementation as well as speed and ease of use.
In 2015, 47 reviews were submitted.
No patient refusal was noted. The answer was obtained in 100 % of cases on the day the requests were made, during the week. A diagnosis was made in 36 % of cases and one or more hypotheses were formulated in the 64 % of the remaining cases. The review resulted in a further consultation in 28 % of cases, and in one case to transfer to the dermatology department. The quality of the data collected was considered good or excellent in 96 % of cases.
This first teledermatology experiment seems to show its utility in terms of the services provided. Given the successful deployment of the system, it was extended to the pediatric emergency department. The response time was reduced to 1h.
This first teledermatology experiment seems to show its real value in terms of services rendered. However, it is necessary to have more experience to confirm the contribution of this tool, and to reassess the sustainability and economic relevance of the device.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Telemedicine, Teleexpertise, Teledermatology, Pediatric, Dermatology
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