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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.

telehealth

the use of telecommunication technologies to provide health care services and access to medical and surgical information for training and educating health care professionals and consumers, to increase awareness and educate the public about health-related issues, and to facilitate medical research across distances.

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.

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.

tel·e·health

(tel'ĕ helth)
Use of telecommunications technology to deliver health care at a distance from the patient.
See also: informatics
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