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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Few reports of telepathology in Africa exist in the medical literature. With the strong need for improvement in health care infrastructure and personnel training in many African nations, telepathology provides a rapid and versatile tool to improve clinical care and foster educational and research opportunities. We describe the challenges faced in establishing robotic telepathology (RT) services at a government referral center in Botswana and reflect on conditions under which such initiatives may be most likely to succeed in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the developing world.
NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in J Am Acad Dermatol. May 2011; 64(5): 986–987. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2010.05.032
Africa, telepathology, dermatology, improve clinical health, education
Fischer, Max K.; Kayembe, Mukendi K.; Scheer, Arnold J.; Introcaso, Camille E.; Binder, Scott W.; and Kovarik, Carrie L., "Establishing Telepathology in Africa: Lessons From Botswana" (2011). Botswana-UPenn Scholarly Publications. 16.
Date Posted: 13 November 2014
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