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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A high-speed, high-capacity transmission facility that interconnects lower-speed distribution channels from smaller branches of the computer or telecommunication network.
The scientific measurement and analysis of human biological data using technology. A common application of biometrics is identity authentication performed by verifying retinal or iris scans, fingerprint patterns, DNA sequence characteristics, or voice patterns.
A binary digit, the basic unit of data used by computers for information storage, transmission, and entry. Represented as off or on by the digits 0 or 1 and grouped into strings of eight bits known as bytes, these units take the place of numbers, letters, and symbols in electronic media.
The number of colors or pixels of gray supported by a monitor or scanner. Also known as bit resolution or pixel depth.
Describing telecommunication over a single medium that provides multiple channels of data for high-speed transmission. Also applied to the higher bandwidth that will support real-time, full-motion audioconferencing and videoconferencing.
Program that runs on a client’s computer and communicates with Internet Web servers by connecting to Web sites and sending information to enable interaction.