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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involves a pharmacist in one location directing the dispensing of a prescription to another employee in a separate location.
Is a health professional who sits in the exam room with clients/patients during telemedicine visits and assists the distant-site provider.
Transmitting or receiving information with the use of wire, radio, satellite, fiber-optic, or other electromagnetic or optical media for voice, data, and video communications.
Interactive electronic communication between multiple users at remote sites that allows the simultaneous exchange of voice, video, and data.
A clinical interaction between a clinician and patient, using telecommunication technology.
The detection or diagnosis of a disease by evaluating data transmitted electronically or by using peripheral instruments monitoring a remote patient.
An experienced clinician acting as a preceptor for a remote inexperienced clinician by observation via interactive telecommunication technology.
The automatic collection and transmission of data via wired or wireless media from stations based in remote locations (for example, patients’ homes) to central receiving stations (such as clinics or hospitals) for recording and analysis.
The process of using audio, video, and other electronic peripheral devices to monitor the health status of a patient at a distance.