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Telehealth

According to the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center, telehealth (or telemedicine) refers to a collection of health-care services that are delivered remotely using technology. Services that are commonly provided via telehealth include, but are not limited to, dentistry, psychiatry, counseling, physical and occupational therapy, chronic disease monitoring and management, and education and training. The mode of providing such services generally falls into one of four categories: (1) live two-way interactions (e.g., videoconferencing, webcams), (2) store-and-forward transfers (e.g., prerecorded videos, digital images), (3) remote patient monitoring (i.e., provider access to patient data at multiple locations), and (4) mobile health (e.g., targeted text messages, personal digital assistants). Telehealth was developed to help bridge the gap between the supply and demand of quality health care, particularly for ...

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