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)
Recent Examples of telemedicine from the Web
If the doctor wants a consult with a specialist, a portable telemedicine station can beam close-ups of a rash or inflamed ear to a specialist at another St. Vincent Hospital.
This is when telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients through communications technology, came in handy.
Electronic records, telemedicine and video conference can reach patients with transportation problems, Bulger says, adding that ride-sharing services can help, too.
And already today the hospital is getting off the ground its urgent care telemedicine service, eCare.
The amendment says doctors can’t prescribe medical marijuana via telemedicine.
Chan opened the telemedicine facilities at the Kimanyu hospital that WHO helped support.
Hager said a provision in the bill that covers therapy by telemedicine, done with video chat applications, should also substantially boost access.
Nesbitt said Chason encouraged him to develop the medical center’s telemedicine program to aid physicians and patients at a distance.
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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)
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