Roughly three-quarters of patients referred to a telehealth service for dermatology consults saw improved outcomes, according to a recent study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine. And several of those patients had incorrect diagnoses reversed.

The two-year study, published this past September in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, found that a Project ECHO program in Missouri not only helped 84 percent of adult cases and 72 percent of pediatric cases see better results – it helped primary care doctors in rural areas acquire the knowledge to better care for their patients.