Steps to mitigate cyber risk
One often-cited benefit of teledermatology is convenience. The patient can connect with his or her dermatologist by smartphone, tablet, or computer at any time and from anywhere, and receive personalized treatment.
But teledermatology’s heavy reliance on mobile devices and use of cloud-based platforms to send, receive, and store patient data create additional security risks. The patient’s active role in the process adds further complications.
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