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Telemedicine Terms

  • Telemedicine – the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data, or exchange of medical education information by means of audio, video, or data communications. Telemedicine is not a consultation provided by telephone or facsimile machine.
  • Telehealth –the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Examples include remote vital sign monitoring and diabetes education classes.
  • mHealth – is a term used for the practice of medicine and public health, supported by mobile devices. The term is most commonly used in reference to using mobile communication devices, such as mobile phones, tablet computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs), for health services and information.
  • Virtual Health, also called Direct to Consumer (DTC) – A retail telehealth model where a patient utilizes their computer or mobile device to connect directly with online health care providers. Services may be covered by insurance or the patient can pay online for the service. This model is primarily used for urgent care.