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

Definition of telemedicine

: medical care provided remotely to a patient in a separate location using two-way voice and visual communication (as by computer or cell phone) Telemedicine is increasingly used for disease monitoring and management of chronic medical and mental disorders …— Kurt Kroenke Even if no other good for health care emerges from the coronavirus crisis, one development—the incorporation of telemedicine into routine medical care—promises to be transformative.— Jane E. Brody For patients, telemedicine apps are a cheap, easy alternative to nonemergency consultations …— Alexandra Sifferlin

Examples of telemedicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kids will then be monitored with phone calls, telemedicine visits and in-person visits for about 14 months. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 27 May 2021 With high demand comes high supply, and such is the case with telemedicine. Ashish Mehta, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 Patients have also become more comfortable with telemedicine and consults via videoconferencing software, and many people will probably continue to work from home, at least more frequently if not daily. Rachel King, Fortune, 3 Oct. 2020 Telecom today is planning for the future by investing in 5G, house automation, connected cars, telemedicine, AI, and robotics. Michael Kure, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 In his role at ZoomCare, Dr. Zeitzer engineers integrated behavioral health, urgent, primary, telemedicine, and specialty care services to coincide with advanced, chronic care models that engage patients and promote health behavior change. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2021 Based on these and other insights, Blue Shield of California provided various services to its members, including free meal delivery, medication delivery, telemedicine, and in-home clinical visits. Gary Velasquez, Fortune, 18 Dec. 2020 That excludes the contact tracing, symptom checking, telemedicine, and Covid information and news that other apps offer. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 13 Nov. 2020 The hospice team continued to manage his care from afar, using telemedicine, visual assessments through the window and information from the medical staff inside the facility, providing numerous text and phone updates for the family. Kevyn Burger Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of telemedicine

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Telemedicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of telemedicine

: medical care provided remotely to a patient in a separate location using two-way voice and visual communication (as by computer or cell phone)

Other Words from telemedicine

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


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