Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications.
the use of communication systems, such as television screens, to help provide diagnosis and medical advice when the patient doctor are not in the same place.
Defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the delivery and provision of healthcare and consultative services to individual patients and the transmission of information related to care, over distance, using telecommunications technologies. Telemedicine incorporates direct clinical, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services and treatment; consultative and follow-up services; remote monitoring of patients; rehabilitative services; and patient education.
Medical applications of telecommunications technology to enhance quality of medical care in remote locations