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Journal Article > Commentary
Blease CR, Bell SK. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019;6:213-222.
Despite growing support for patient involvement in safety and quality improvement, little is known about engaging patients as partners in reducing diagnostic error. This commentary summarizes research on how sharing notes with patients can improve the timeliness of follow-up to confirm a diagnosis, identify documentation errors, and strengthen communication between the clinical team and the patient. The authors discuss challenges to the successful implementation of this strategy and areas of focus needed for future development. A PSNet interview discussed use of OpenNotes to engage patients in their care.
Journal Article > Study
Choice, transparency, coordination, and quality among direct-to-consumer telemedicine websites and apps treating skin disease.
Resneck JS Jr, Abrouk M, Steuer M, et al. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152:768-775.
Telemedicine is being more widely used in order to increase access to care. A relatively new aspect of telemedicine is direct-to-consumer telemedicine, including teledermatology. Using secret shoppers who submitted photographs and clinical information to teledermatology sites, this study found poor diagnostic accuracy and failure to elicit important information. Other studies have also raised concerns about the diagnostic accuracy of virtual clinical visits.