Telemedicine is medical information transferred via telephone, the internet or other networks for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations.
In its simplest form, telemedicine may be two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone, or as complex as using video conferencing equipment to conduct a real-time consultation between medical specialists in two different locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some clinical services that may have telemedicine applications?
- Mental Health
- Infectious Disease
- Pediatrics (including cardiology, neurology and infectious disease)
- Education Consultations such as Diabetes Education