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My Peers’ paper, provided below, to the original assignment was: What is the difference between Telehealth and Telemedicine? Explore the difference between telemedicine and telehealth and address when it is appropriate to use each of these by addressing the benefits and limitations of each. 

My assignment on this paper is  “Peer Responses”:
•    Length: A minimum of 150 words per post, not including references
See Peer Post below

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Telehealth is broadly defined as the “use of communications technologies to provide and support healthcare at a distance” (Mullin, 2017). The terminology of telehealth includes a broad range of technology and services to provide patient care and access by improving healthcare delivery system in it’s entirety. Telehealth is different from telemedicine because it refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than telemedicine. Telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services whereas telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services which includes but is not limited to provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services. According to the World Health Organization, telehealth includes surveillance, health promotion and public health functions (World Health Organization, 2018). Telehealth has become a valuable tool for improved health thanks to combined advances in a number of areas including communications, computer science, informatics and medical technologies. Telehealth can be as simple as two doctors talking on the phone about a patient’s care or as complex as robotic technology to perform surgery from a remote site. Telehealth is often associated with remote monitoring of a patient’s condition such as blood pressure, heart rate and other measurements of health status that is worn by a patient and electronically sent to medical personnel. They can be appropriate for telecommunications which allows the physician in a rural area to receive advice from a specialist who may be in a distant location about patients with complex problems. Telehealth is important because there is a growing population of elderly and chronically ill patients. The benefits of telehealth is the efficiency of patient seen, the flexibility of the time frame in the convenience of the patient being assessed, and better health outcomes due to a more interactive preventative health education.

References:
Mullin, Greg (2017). Telehealth. Health technology sb, 1st. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com
Medical Devices &Surgical Technology Week. (2019); university of auckland reports findings in telemedicine (school-based telemedicine: Perceptions about a telemedicine model of care). (2020, Feb 04). Telemedicine Week Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/2351035276?accountid=100141
Medical Devices &Surgical Technology Week (2018); study results from dartmouth college provide new insights into telemedicine (where does telemedicine fit into otolaryngology? an assessment of telemedicine eligibility among otolaryngology diagnoses). (2018, May 13). Medical Devices & Surgical

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