What is Telehealth?
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Telehealth, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring (RPM), and even digital health are terms that are often used interchangeably — but they’re not exactly the same thing. Whereas RPM refers to the use of information technology to enable interaction between clinicians and patients in their homes, telehealth is a broader umbrella term that refers to the entire industry, methodology and technologies that enable that type of care. Telehealth may refer to a videoconference between clinicians as well as a telephone call between a patient and caregiver, but it’s essentially “the idea that you’re using these technologies to gather information and exchange information,” says Julie Cherry (RN, MSN).
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