Telemedicine Practice Guidelines Identification and Mode of Communication | Medvarsity

Telemedicine, a term coined in the 1970s that literally means healing at a distance refers to the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to care and medical information.

Telemedicine consultations can be delivered using a variety of technologies. There are three main modes: video, audio, and text (chat, messaging, email, fax etc.). Each of these technology systems has its own set of strengths, weaknesses, and contexts in which it may or may not be appropriate to provide a proper diagnosis.

As a result, it is critical to comprehend the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of various technologies. In general, while telemedicine consultation protects the medical practitioner from contagious diseases, it cannot replace physical examination, which may require palpation, percussion, or auscultation; that requires physical touch and feel.

Dr. K. Ganapathy explains everything you need to know about telemedicine, various practice guidelines and its mode of communication.
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