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Rural Health : Telehealth/Telemedicine


Telehealth and telemedicine may mean different things. The terms are sometimes used interchangeably and other times are specific to a function related to video or remote calls involving a health professional and a person seeking health information.

  • -mHealth (mobile health)-telehealth or telemedicine services supported by smart phones and tablets.
  • Remote Monitoring-typically includes sensors on a device or an interface to the patient to share input with the provider.
  • Store & Forward-range from simple software to complex stand alone devices that are integrated into an electronic medical record
  • Live Video-Interactive video conferencing , such as Zoom

Patients and Providers

For information relating specifically to providers, there is information in the Workforce tab. 

In regard to patients, they may come from a variety of backgrounds, healthcare needs and other groupings that you may find the literature has segmented. Consider this as you look at the literature. Veterans, elders/seniors, children, diabetics, etc.

Telehealth policy and statements

Telehealth articles and books

Internet and Cell Phone Access

Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

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