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What is telehealth?

What is telehealth?

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.[1]

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[1] Health Resources and Services Administration Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Available from: http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/telehealth/