TELEHEALTH IS: TELEMEDICINE, TELECARE, TELEMONITORING

The triad of tele-technologies is represented by telecare, telemedicine and telehealth. These three approaches are dramatically altering the landscape of who, what, where, when, and how care is delivered.  Telecare, telemedicine and telehealth models of care delivery are becoming embedded in progressive healthcare organizations and must be considered as part of the essential care delivery equation. The important consideration for health care leaders is to recognize that all three tele-technologies must be present in offering a robust virtual care delivery model. Simply deploying one segment will results in care delivery gaps.

Telemedicine

…the dynamic, synchronous and asynchronous,  remote interaction of healthcare professionals with individuals seeking health services

Telehealth

…the capture of biometric and digital health information derived from self- and professionally-deployed monitoring tools for enhancing the health and well-being of individuals

Telecare

…the management of health using a virtual, team-based, collaborative model of care delivery by providing individualized direct and indirect services under protocol to proactively manage and deliver care through the use of evolving technologies.

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