tele- +"Ž medicine
A videoconferencing or multimedia conferencing application that supports remote medical consultation and even remote diagnosis and treatment.
("long distance" medicine) Using a videoconferencing link to a large medical center in order that rural healthcare facilities can perform diagnosis and treatment. A specialist can monitor the patient remotely taking cues from the general practitioner or nurse who is actually examining the patient. A patient's blood can be placed under a microscope in the remote facility and transmitted for examination. See telehealth, telesurgery and robotic surgery.