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telehealth

 [tel´ĕ-helth]
the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, professional health-related education, public health, and health administration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

telehealth

A generic term for remote delivery of healthcare by a range of options, including by landline or mobile phones and the internet. Telehealth can improve patients’ experience by reducing the need to travel to hospitals when remote monitoring (e.g., ECG) and videoconferencing is equally effective and cheaper. It has already been used to manage patients in dermatology, cardiology and neurology.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

telehealth

Health informatics The effects of telecommunication and information technology on the efficiency and quality of health care, services, education, public health surveillance, research, administration. See Telemedicine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tel·e·health

(tel'ĕ helth)
Use of telecommunications technology to deliver health care at a distance from the patient.
See also: informatics
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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