Telehealth includes the distribution of health-relevant services and information. Dissemination is through electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It grants long-distance patient/clinician contact and care, reminders, advice, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. As well as provide distance learning; meetings, supervision, and presentations among practitioners; online information and health data management and healthcare system integration. Telehealth could incorporate two clinicians discussing a case over video conference; live feed and application combinations; a robotic surgery occurring through remote access; physical therapy done via digital monitoring instruments, tests being sent among for interpretation by a higher specialist; home monitoring via continuous sending of patient health data; client to practitioner online conference; or even videophone interpretation during a consult.
Nurses; National Safety Management Society, National Occupational Safety & Health Committee, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety