Telemedicine is the use of medical information that is exchanged from one site to another through electronic communications. It includes varying types of processes and services intended to enrich the delivery of medical care and improve the health status of patients.
Some of these processes and services include:
"Closely associated with Telemedicine is the term "telehealth" which is often used to encompass a broader definition of remote healthcare that does not always involve clinical services."1 Videoconferencing, transmission of still images, e-health including patient portals, nurse call centers, and remotely tracking vitals are all considered part of telemedicine or telehealth.
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