Teledermatology in Rural Georgia is a program sponsored by the Georgia Cancer Center and the Department of Dermatology at Augusta University through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Program.
The goal of this program is to reduce health disparities and inequities in skin cancer screening for people living in rural, underserved, and underpopulated regions of the State of Georgia through a two-pronged approach by:
This dual approach of access to expert dermatologic assessment of suspicious skin lesions and patient and primary healthcare provider education will improve the health of Georgians living in rural, underserved areas, thus helping to fulfill the mission of the Georgia Cancer Center.
A battery-powered dermatoscope that attaches to an iPhone and can capture images with a high degree of magnification and cross-polarized light.
Utilizes DermEngine HIPAA-compliant software to transmit images to a remote smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer.
Enables healthcare providers at rural clinics to transmit high-quality images of skin lesions from their patients to our dermatologist experts at Augusta University, who can then provide rapid diagnosis and treatment recommendations back to the healthcare provider and patient.
Diagram of MoleScope.
Dr. Jorge Cortes
Dr. Koosh Desai
Dr. Loretta Davis
Dr. Harold Rabinovitz
Dr. Kendall Buchanan
Dr. Douglas Patten
Dr. Rhea-Beth Markowitz
Dr. Brenda Santellano
Dr. Kenza Mamouni