Healthcare needs new solutions that will positively impact the patient, as well as help their clinician provide the best treatment possible. In this article I will define and differentiate between telehealth and telemedicine, discuss the current trends in telehealth and finally provide you with ideas on how to improve telehealth.
The Health Resources and Service Administration defines telehealth as, “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.”
Telehealth is a more extensive program that can also include non-clinical services, such as training or meetings. Telemedicine typically refers to remote clinical services and specialties.