Last week we got into detail about the word ‘Telemedicine’. This week, we are taking it a step further and talking about the difference between ‘Telehealth’ and ‘Telemedicine’. Telehealth and Telemedicine may appear to be very similar, but there are some important differences. Telehealth is the more general term and means the electronic transfer of medical information for the purpose of patient care. This includes clinical, educational and administrative uses and applications. Telemedicine is specifically the use of these technologies to deliver patient care services.
Watch this short video with gpTRAC expert Zoi Hils for a more detailed explanation of when to use which!
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