Telemedicine is the providing and usage of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. When rural settings, lack of transport, a lack of mobility, decreased funding, or a lack of staff restrict access to care, Telemedicine may bridge the gap. Telemedicine could include:
Remote monitoring, also known as self-monitoring or management, enables medical professionals to monitor a patient remotely using various technological devices. This method is primarily used for managing chronic diseases or specific conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus, or asthma. These services can provide comparable health outcomes to traditional in-person patient encounters, supply greater satisfaction to patients, and may be cost-effective.