Kovarik, Carrie L

Teledermatology as a Means to Provide Multispecialty Care: A Case of Global Specialty Collaboration.

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Mar 15, 2017

Telemedicine can serve as a platform for specialty collaboration and potentially address the lack of specialized and subspecialized care globally.

Evaluation of a Mobile Health Approach to Tuberculosis Contact Tracing in Botswana.

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Sep 30, 2016

Tuberculosis (TB) contact tracing is typically conducted in resource-limited settings with paper forms, but this approach may be limited by inefficiencies in data collection, storage, and retrieval and poor data quality.

Choice, Transparency, Coordination, and Quality Among Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Websites and Apps Treating Skin Disease.

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Jul 14, 2016

IMPORTANCE: Evidence supports use of teleconsultation for improving patient access to dermatology. However, little is known about the quality of rapidly expanding direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine websites and smartphone apps diagnosing and treating skin disease.

Impact of store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology on outpatient dermatologic care: A prospective study in an underserved urban primary care setting.

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Feb 19, 2016

BACKGROUND: The clinical value of teledermatology in the primary care setting remains relatively unknown.

OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the impact of teledermatology on outpatient diagnosis, management, and access to dermatologic care in a resource-poor primary care setting.

Teledermatology as a means to improve access to inpatient dermatology care.

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Jun 29, 2016

Many hospitals have limited inpatient dermatology consultation access. Most dermatologists are outpatient-based and may find the distance and time to complete inpatient consultations prohibitive.

Scaling up a Mobile Telemedicine Solution in Botswana: Keys to Sustainability.

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Jan 08, 2015

Effective health care delivery is significantly compromised in an environment where resources, both human and technical, are limited.

The accuracy of mobile teleradiology in the evaluation of chest X-rays.

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Dec 10, 2014

We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of digital photographs of plain film chest X-rays (CXRs) obtained using a mobile phone. The study was a randomized, non-inferiority trial, in which physical plain film CXRs viewed on a light box were compared with digital photographs of plain film CXRs.

Implementation of m-health applications in Botswana: telemedicine and education on mobile devices in a low resource setting.

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May 22, 2013

Although Botswana has recently been categorised as an upper middle income country, it is burdened by a scarcity of resources, both human and technological. There are barriers to patients' access to specialized care and healthcare providers' access to medical knowledge.

Evaluation of generic medical information accessed via mobile phones at the point of care in resource-limited settings.

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Dec 16, 2013

OBJECTIVE: Many mobile phone resources have been developed to increase access to health education in the developing world, yet few studies have compared these resources or quantified their performance in a resource-limited setting.