Telemedicine meaning

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The use of telecommunications technology to provide, enhance, or expedite health care services, as by accessing offsite databases, linking clinics or physicians' offices to central hospitals, or transmitting x-rays or other diagnostic images for examination at another site.
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("long distance" medicine) Telemedicine may refer to any diagnosis or medical procedure performed over a communications link; however, the term was first used for videoconferencing links between rural healthcare facilities and medical centers. A specialist monitors 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.
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A videoconferencing or multimedia conferencing application that supports remote medical consultation and even remote diagnosis and treatment.
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The transfer of medical information via telecommunication technologies for the purpose of consulting or for remote medical procedures or examinations.
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The use of telecommunications technology to provide, enhance, or expedite health care services, as by accessing offsite databases, linking clinics or physicians' offices to central hospitals, or transmitting x-rays or other diagnostic images for examination at another site.
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