Comments of Complex Chronic Disease Taxonomy

6.2. Virtual/Remote (Telehealth/Telemedicine)

 

MeSH:Remote Consultation http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services. Year introduced: 1993

This category also includes telemonitoring, an approach that combines various information technologies for capturing, transmitting and analyzing physiological variables from patients with chronic conditions across long distances; and virtual communities (e.g., wikis, mailing lists, bulletin boards and other online social networks).

 

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