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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Additionally, Bennet backs home visitation programs to help support new moms, the use of telemedicine to help assist moms in rural areas, and increasing the number of OB-GYNs in rural areas. Li Zhou, Vox, "New mothers are dying in the US at rates higher than any other developed country.," 26 June 2019 OakBend has been using telemedicine in Wharton for approximately a month and has seen more than 20 patients. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "OakBend Medical Center brings telemedicine to Wharton Hospital Campus," 15 June 2019 That will start, no doubt, by favoring life-saving or mission-critical applications like telemedicine and autonomous driving but could easily extend to commercial advantages like favoring traffic from the highest bidder. Larry Magid, The Mercury News, "Magid: 5G brings opportunities but also risks," 27 June 2019 Keven Lippert, Viasat chief commercial officer addresses some of the more than 30 ambassadors from around the world who watched a telemedicine demonstration during a visit to the Viasat Carlsbad offices on Tuesday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ambassadors from 35 countries get first hand look at San Diego’s technology, defense and border security," 19 June 2019 So, for example, Texas has a ban on the use of telemedicine in abortions there. Tara Law, Time, "She Won a Major Victory for Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court. Here's What She Thinks About the Future of Roe," 17 June 2019 OakBend Medical Center has set up the latest technology in telemedicine at its Wharton hospital. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "OakBend Medical Center brings telemedicine to Wharton Hospital Campus," 15 June 2019 Expect more telemedicine and on-demand consultations. Rani Molla, Vox, "Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet," 11 June 2019 Raymond’s TelAbortion work helps show that telemedicine is safe, and could provide support in lawsuits against that restriction. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Telemedicine Makes It Safe to Get Abortion Drugs in the Mail," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of telemedicine

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telemedicine was in 1968

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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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