telehealth

noun
tele·​health | \ ˌte-lə-ˈhelth How to pronounce telehealth (audio) also -ˈheltth \

Definition of telehealth

: health care provided remotely to a patient in a separate location using two-way voice and visual communication (as by computer or cell phone) : telemedicine Instead of forcing sick people to get off their couches, telehealth lets people stay in their homes while getting sound medical advice from professionals.— Sarah Harrison often used before another noun a telehealth appointmenttelehealth systemsSome also will expand their use of telehealth services, which connect rural patients to specialized providers so they don't have to drive for treatment.— Meg Wingerter

First Known Use of telehealth

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telehealth

tele- + health

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“Telehealth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telehealth. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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telehealth

noun
tele·​health | \ ˌtel-ə-ˈhelth How to pronounce telehealth (audio) \

Medical Definition of telehealth

: health care provided remotely to a patient in a separate location using two-way voice and visual communication (as by computer or cell phone) : telemedicine Telehealth extends access, and it has the potential of making healthcare services more convenient for patients, especially those in rural areas, those with small children … and those with mobility restrictions.— Clemens Scott Kruse et al., BMJ Open often used before another noun telehealth visitsThe states of Virginia, Montana, and Alaska, which all have large populations of veterans, will each receive about $300 000 to create or upgrade telehealth services for veterans who must travel long distances to access medical care …— Bridget M. Kuehn, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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