These two terms are often interchangeable; however, they are not alternatives to each other. Telemedicine refers only to medical services provided remotely via digital technologies. Comparatively, the term telehealth includes both clinical and non-clinical medical services offered at a distance to the patient or recipient.
Telemedicine refers only to medical services provided remotely via digital technologies. Telehealth includes both online clinical and non-clinical medical services.
Examples of Telemedicine:
Management of chronic conditions without in-person appointments
Special consultation via audio or video
Remote post-hospitalization care
Transmission of medical data between medical institutions
Tracking patients with wearable biosensors
Examples of Telehealth:
Health care employee training ( for example, VR training for neurosurgeons from our previous post)
Apps to view the lab test
Tracking heartbeat and blood pressure through mobile phone.