Navigating a Crisis

Navigating a Crisis: Telehealth & Re-opening The COVID-19 pandemic shut down everyday life for much of the country. In many states, stoppages were even ordered for healthcare deemed non-essential. Dermatology practices were left to figure out how to care for their patients and keep their…

May 11, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: “It’s not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that’s most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin If this pandemic doesn’t qualify as “change” then nothing does. It may become the most defining moment…

May 4, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: May ‘the Fourth be with you’! Monday May 4th is a holy day of obligation for Star Wars fans around the world and perhaps an appropriate proclamation for what’s happening in America, as almost half of the United…

April 27, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: I hope everyone had a good weekend and is starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. While we are nowhere close to a return to normal, our responsible actions as a society over the…

April 20, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: Many of our providers are probably aware of the American Academy of Dermatology’s new COVID-19 Dermatology Registry. Given the recent identification of many dermatologic manifestations of COVID-19 infection, the AAD is compiling a registry of these cases and I…

April 15, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: I hope everyone remains in good health and spirits, despite the very trying times. I know that I will be grateful for the end of social isolation, whenever that time comes, although I admit to enjoying the unexpected…

April 9, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: One of the most important traits for a company, particularly during a crisis, is to instill an environment and culture of open dialogue and communication. As Bill noted in his last CEO message, we won’t always get everything…

April 6, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: The CDC provides these simple ‘do it yourself’ instructions for making an appropriate personal mask. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf The Surgeon General provides this YouTube video on how to make a simple cloth face covering. https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4 If any QDP employee or…

April 3, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: It’s been a tumultuous week for everyone, but at least we are one week closer to the recovery phase for all. The Governors in TN and GA (among others) enacted “Stay-at-Home” orders so all QDP markets are now…

April 1, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: Just a quick update regarding modifications to the screening language (red below) used in our EMRs and Relatient patient notification system. Given the changing landscape of COVID-19 transmission and the newly recognized loss of taste and smell that…

March 30, 2020

An update from our Chief Medical Officer: I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the Spring weather and take a bit of a break from the news this weekend. I know this past week was especially challenging for our entire QualDerm workforce.  As the…

March 25, 2020

An update from our Quality Council and Chief Medical Officer: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has updated its website and revised some guidance related to the COVID-19 crisis. Most importantly is a revision of the iPledge requirements regarding pregnancy testing that better allow for…

March 24, 2020

A Letter to the Editor entitled Dermatology practices as vectors for COVID-19 transmission: a call for immediate cessation of non-emergent dermatology visits was published online Monday in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. It calls for all dermatologists and practices to immediately cease…