In skin cancer diagnosis, teledermatology has a sensitivity greater than 90% and a specificity greater than 80% compared with direct referral from primary care, according to a retrospective study.

“These findings are consistent with anecdotal reports by dermatologists in our setting indicating that they have a better view of the lesion with dermoscopy than with plain eyesight because of good image resolution with use of a large viewing screen,” Sangeeta S. Marwaha, MDa dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, and colleagues wrote