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What is telehealth?


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Definition: Telehealth means the delivery of health-related services by way of telecommunication technology. The technology could include telephone, videoconferencing and email. It can between a patient and a healthcare professional or between healthcare professionals.

Telehealth encompasses the subjects of telemedicine, telenursing and telephone triage. Remote case management and giving health advice or information by phone are some telehealth jobs often performed by nurses. Telehealth does not necessarily meant telecommuting for the health care professional, though it can.

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Also Known As: telemedicine, telenursing
Alternate Spellings: tele-health

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