Pediatric Dermatology E-Consults Found to be Effective and Well-Received

A recently published paper in the Journal of Pediatric Dermatology assessed electronic health records of pediatric patients referred through e-Consults at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1/13/2020 to 7/17/2020 and reviewed confidential surveys taken by pediatricians and parents to assess receptiveness. The results of the study support the use of e-consult for pediatric dermatology and indicate that e-Consult is well received by pediatricians and parents. The authors also suggest that dermatologists should work with referring providers to improve the quality of submitted photographs and patient history.