Telemedicine and E- Health

Telemedicine is described as "the distribution of health care services over a long distance between patients and providers." Telehealth makes use of information technologies to identify and cure illnesses and disabilities, conduct testing and assessment, and provide continued education to health practitioners. It is particularly beneficial to those who live in rural areas, disadvantaged communities, and the elderly.

E-health is the most general concept, referring to the application of electronic technology to health, health care, and public health. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) for wellbeing is known as eHealth. The unit is in the Cluster of Health Systems and Innovation's Department of Service Quality and Protection.

 

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