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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(see also Hub Site or Consultant Site) Is the telehealth site where the provider is located when delivering a telehealth service.
The transmission of data from a satellite to a receiver on the ground.
Allowing telecommunication in opposite directions. Full-duplex communication channels can transmit data, audio, or video simultaneously; half-duplex channels can transmit in only one direction at a time.
Durable Medical Equipment
(DME) Is any medical equipment, such as oxygen tanks, wheelchairs or hospital beds used in the home. Newer DME devices include peripherals for smart devices.
E – Mental Health
Generic term to describe the use of information and communication technology (ICT) - in particular the many technologies related to the Internet - when these technologies are used to support and improve mental health conditions, including substance abuse and comorbid disorders.
Is the act of offering medical prescriptions over the Internet. Often, prescriptions must be accompanied by a valid provider-client/patient relationship, which may or
may not require an in-person interaction between the prescriber and patient, depending on the state.
Is a sonogram of the heart.
Is a radiology procedure that records deep structures of the body with ultrasonic waves.
Originally, this term referred to telehealth (or telemedicine) provided specifically via the Internet. More recently, it is used more broadly by some to refer to electronic and digital processes in health. It can also be found spelled eHealth or e-health.