Most definitions found in this glossary are adapted with permission from this text book:
Maheu, M., Whitten, P., & Allen, A. (2001). eHealth, Telehealth & Telemedicine: A Guide to Startup and Success. New York: Jossey-Bass.
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Two-way transmission of video images among multiple locations in real time to bring people at physically remote locations together for meetings and teleconsultations.
Voice over Internet Protocol
Voice over Internet Protocol (Voice over IP, VoIP, IP telephony, Internet telephony, voice over broadband (VoBB), broadband telephony, and broadband phone) refers to a group of communication protocols, transmission technologies, and methodologies for delivering voice, video and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, including the Internet rather than rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
The ability of a computer to interpret auditory information in the form of spoken words. Also serves as a method for authentication with a wide variety of applications.
Exchanging information on a whiteboard, a kind of electronic shared onscreen blackboard on which users can write or draw. Whiteboards are often supported by broadband videoconferencing or computer technology.
Wide area network (WAN)
A data communication network that links distant networks and their computers to provide connectivity between separate networks located in different geographical areas.