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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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Demand for affordable, accessible telehealth technology is rapidly growing.
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Physician organizations say it's important that Medicare continues to add services that are covered when delivered via telehealth, but that greater adoption will not happen until payment and licensure issues are addressed.
BT is the sole provider of an online catalogue of telecare and telehealth equipment, allowing service commissioners, and also individuals wishing to spend their allocated personal budgets, to simply place an order.
Through an interactive licensing map, physicians providing services via telehealth will be able to research how to meet out-of-state licensing and prescribing requirements--information vital to the practice of telemedicine.
Telehealth has the potential to involve patients in self-management of their chronic condition(s) by making them active members of the treatment team.
Health Canada's First Nations and Inuit Health Branch is also contributing to grant funding, ensuring nine telehealth programs are extended to First Nations communities.
Department of Health and Human Services established the Office for Advancement of Telehealth.
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