Telehealth and Telemedicine: Using Technology to Extend the Reach and Offset the Insufficient Supply of Health Care Professionals
Keywords:analytics, communication, digital information, healthcare, insufficient supply, interoperability, Nigam, professionals, technology, telehealth, telemedicine
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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles by Dr. Nigam on the use of digital information and communication technologies, commonly referred to as telehealth and telemedicine. In this article the author distinguished between these terms and identifies the potential contributions of digital information and communication in meeting healthcare challenges facing society today.
In future articles, Dr. Nigam will address regulatory issues and the future of telemedicine. The series concludes with a comparison of the use of telemedicine in North America and the international community.
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