Telemedicine is the use of electronic communications to exchange medical
information from one site to another to improve a patient's clinical
health status. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access
to medical services that would often not be consistently available in
distant and rural areas. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of technology
using email, smart phones, two-way video, and other wireless tools for
the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or
It is closely allied with the term health information technology (HIT).
However, HIT refers to electronic medical records and related health information
while telemedicine refers to the actual delivery of remote clinical services
Overall, telemedicine is very cost efficient, it can increase efficiency
through better management of chronic diseases, reduce travel times, and
cause fewer or shorter hospital stays.
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