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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All physical equipment related to information technology, including the computers, peripheral devices (printers, disks, scanners, and so on), cables, switches, and other components of the telecommunication infrastructure.
Entry link: Hardware

Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

Are designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration as having shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area), demographic (low income population) or institutional (comprehensive health center, federally qualified health center or
other public facility).


Entry link: Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)


A single point of connection between workstations and other devices, enabling cost-effective telecommunication connections with remote sites.
Entry link: Hub

Hub Site (see also Distant Site or Consultant Site)

Is the site at where the provider is located when delivering a telehealth service.

Entry link: Hub Site (see also Distant Site or Consultant Site)