A 10-point plan to demonstrate the value of dermatology in the health care system
Lim HW, Edison KE, Kauper KD, Hall MT, Lundberg M, Domanowski K. A 10-point plan to demonstrate the value of dermatology in the health care system. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2018; 79(2):342-344.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
In May 2017, the American Academy of Dermatology convened a Dermatology Specialty Summit, with representatives from 15 dermatology specialty societies, the American Board of Dermatology, and the Coalition of Skin Diseases in attendance. The Summit's goal was to identify opportunities to address and enhance the perception of dermatology in the House of Medicine, the role of data in the changing health care environment, and access to dermatologic care. Summit participants collectively identified a list of 10 action items that address opportunities in these areas of concern. These include active participation in the House of Medicine, increased interaction with and education of our primary care colleagues, efforts to support DataDerm, and creative ways to improve access.
Medical Subject Headings
Academies and Institutes; Attitude of Health Personnel; Delivery of Health Care; Dermatology; Humans; Physician's Role; Societies, Medical