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telemedicine

 [tel″ĕ-med´ĭ-sin]
a branch of telehealth consisting of provision of consultant services by off-site health care professionals to those on the scene; diagnosis and treatment can be done at a great distance through methods such as the videoconference or rapid transmission of digital files.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

telemedicine

(tĕl′ĭ-mĕd′ĭ-sĭn)
n.
The use of telecommunications technology to provide, enhance, or expedite health care services, as by accessing offsite databases, linking clinics or physicians' offices to central hospitals, or transmitting x-rays or other diagnostic images for examination at another site.

tel′e·med′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

telemedicine

Informatics
Any form of medical practice in which diagnostic information (e.g., telecytology, telemetry, telemicroscopy, telepathology, or teleradiology) is transmitted for analysis by a physician, who performs teleconsultation; telemedicine focuses on provider aspects of healthcare telecommunications, especially medical imaging. This includes the use of electronic media to communicate between patients and clinicians or between clinicians on more than one site.

Main types
Store and forward (e.g., email picture as an attachment to a dermatologist), synchronous (e.g., videoconferencing to discuss patient, X-ray or lab result).

Medspeak-UK
The use of interactive audiovisuals and data transfer to diagnose and treat disease, teach/educate and transfer medical information.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

telemedicine

Informatics Any form of medical practice in which diagnostic information–eg, telecytology, telemetry, telemicroscopy, telepathology, or teleradiology, is transmitted from a distance to a physician for analysis, who performs teleconsultation; telemedicine focuses on provider aspects of healthcare telecommunications, especially medical imaging. See Telemetry.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tel·e·med·i·cine

(telĕ-medi-sin)
The practice of medicine over a distance where the patient and doctor interact remotely, usually using a computer and a computer-mounted camera.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

telemedicine

Medical activity in which written, audible and visual communication between doctor and patient, or between medical personnel, is conducted at long range via a communication network such as the Internet or an intranet. This communication can include teleconferencing, teleconsultation, teleradiology, distance learning and the performing of surgical operations at a remote distance from the patient. Telemedicine broadens the scope of consultation and makes access to experts easier. It can effect considerable savings in medical costs. See also MEDICAL COMPUTING.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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In previous uncontrolled trials we had already evaluated the efficacy of a telemedical mental motivation program [26, 27], telemedically supported blood glucose self-monitoring [28, 29], and telemedical coaching [30].
Schieber et al., "Impact of remote telemedical management on mortality and hospitalizations in ambulatory patients with chronic heart failure: the telemedical interventional monitoring in heart failure study," Circulation, vol.
Summary: Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Dec 23 (ANI) Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu recently met a delegation of medical professionals led by Dr Murthy Remilla, organising Chairman of TeleMedicon 2018 and Senior Executive, ISRO, and decided to host a telemedical conference at Amaravati in November 2018.
For example in Tanzania, in the Maasai village of Ololosokwan, an area with meagre modern resources, we have built a digital village featuring smart solar- powered internet school, solar-powered health centre and solar-powered telemedical centre, which can provide patients in rural areas with access to doctors and medical specialists anywhere in the world, working in partnership with UNESCO.
SNOWMASS, COLO.--Advances in remote telemedical management show enormous promise as a means of preventing costly heart failure hospitalizations, William T.
For example in Tanzania, in the Maasai village of Ololosokwan, an area with meagre modern resources, we have built a digital village featuring smart solar-powered internet school, solar-powered health centre and solar-powered telemedical centre, which can pro vide patients in rural areas with access to doctors and medical specialists anywhere in the world, working in partnership with UNESCO.
"William Carey has done a superb job developing this telemedical unit," Lott said.
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Compartmental studies concerning the efficacy of the traditional "face-to-face", distant, and hybrid (partially traditional, partially telemedical) approaches are still needed [43-45].
Family members who seek telemedical help to deal with a family member who uses drugs present a poorer quality of life in the psychological and physical domains compared with the drug users themselves or with the general population (16).
Several studies using modern high-resolution digital cameras equipped on mobile phones have demonstrated the feasibility of providing adjunctive histopathologic data for telemedical diagnostics in resource-poor health care settings.

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