telemedicine

noun
tele·​med·​i·​cine | \ ˌte-lə-ˈme-də-sən How to pronounce telemedicine (audio) , -ˈmed-sən\

Definition of telemedicine

: the practice of medicine when the doctor and patient are widely separated using two-way voice and visual communication (as by satellite or computer)

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Because each state regulates telemedicine differently, Lemonaid cannot simply launch its services nationally. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, "A startup promised to make health care ‘refreshingly simple.’ Building the business has been anything but," 26 Apr. 2018 Some Planned Parenthoods can also help arrange telemedicine services. SELF, "The Complicated Reality of Buying Abortion Pills Online," 8 Apr. 2019 Through telemedicine technology, doctors working for Surprise Valley could order tests for people who’d never set foot there. Washington Post, "Outsiders Swoop In Vowing To Rescue Rural Hospitals Short On Hope — And Money," 6 June 2018 This option is telemedicine, which is legal in some areas though also increasingly restricted and politicized. SELF, "The Complicated Reality of Buying Abortion Pills Online," 8 Apr. 2019 Not long after the emergence of retail clinics, the health care industry saw the rise of concierge medicine, urgent care centers, and telemedicine. Peter Miller, STAT, "How early retail health clinics set the stage for today’s mega-mergers," 11 June 2018 Doctors were initially baffled, but friends posted her symptoms to a Usenet group, drawing attention to Zhu Ling's plight—likely the first telemedicine trial. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study brings us one step closer to solving 1994 thallium poisoning case," 25 Dec. 2018 The evolution and standardization of 5G has been a long process, but the technology could lead to major advancements in numerous areas like the smart home, media consumption, augmented reality, self-driving cars, telemedicine, and more. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The road to 5G: the biggest news on next-gen mobile networks," 24 Feb. 2017 But now the clinic has expanded services to the surrounding community, offering primary care and specialty care services via telemedicine, including neurology, cardiology and diabetes education. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "Ochsner and NASA partner to open a health center at the Michoud Assembly Facility," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of telemedicine

1968, in the meaning defined above

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telemedicine

noun
tele·​med·​i·​cine | \ -ˈmed-ə-sən, -ˈmed-sən How to pronounce telemedicine (audio) \

Medical Definition of telemedicine

: the practice of medicine when the doctor and patient are widely separated using two-way voice and visual communication (as by satellite, computer, or closed-circuit television)

Other Words from telemedicine

telemedical \ -​ˈmed-​i-​kəl How to pronounce telemedical (audio) \ adjective

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