Nantucket Teledermatology Clinic
The interactive teledermatology practice at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the ambulatory clinics at Massachusetts General Hospital provide patients on Nantucket Island with access to Harvard-affiliated dermatologists via two-way interactive video conferencing.
Due to the small population on Nantucket Island, it isn’t economically feasible for Nantucket Hospital to keep a dermatologist on staff or set up clinical visits during the week. Through the use of communication technologies, islanders are instead examined remotely by dermatologists. The clinic is held weekly for 2 to 3 hours, and digital imaging allows dermatologists to closely examine skin lesions while they converse with patients in real-time.