What is Telemedicine?
The telemedicine is the use of telecomunication equipment and information to provide clinical care to individuals at distance sites and the
transmission of medical and surgical information and images needed to provide that care.
The Telemedicine is the use of ICT, Information Communication of Telecomunication to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to care and medical information.
The World Health Organization has adopted the following broad description:
“The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information
for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of
individuals and their communities”
Categories of Telemedicine:
Telemedicine can be categorized in
Technology involved is a category where using various technological method we can provide the medical assistance as per requirement. It can be further
1.Store and forward (Asynchronous)
2.Real Time (Synchronous)
Application adopted is a category where depending on various medical branches we can further categorize them by providing the required medical help: