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Telehealth is a related term to Telemedicine. Telehealth is more holistic than Telemedicine, and refers to the delivery of all health-related services and/or health information via telecommunication. Telehealth encompasses prevention and promotion as well as curative, and expands to include robotic carers, networked client monitoring, or patient information services.

Below, we offer a selection of links from our resource databases which may match this term.

Related Dictionary Entries for Telehealth:

Body Hacker

Health Information Technology



Integrated Clinical Environment








Wearable Device


Resources in our database matching the Term Telehealth:

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IPhone, Android Telehealth for Health Professionals (Part 4)
Telehealth applications are not just telehealth based any more. The same techniques that have helped the powerful computer/mobile phone hybrids like iphone and Android turn telehealth on its head in the past few months, are now starting to turn back in upon themselves, and affect in a positive way, how healthcare provision inside the hospital is carried out.

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Augmented Telehealth
The problem with implementing telehealth is that it cannot be deployed alone. In order to use remote delivered health care effectively, the entire health care system needs augmenting with other aspects of the same technologies, and methodologies changed slightly to be more time efficient and much more digital.

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Telehealth: Giving Doctors a Medical Library on the Move
One of the problems with telehealth is, whilst the doctor and the patient can be connected practically anywhere, regardless of where the doctor is, orwhere the patient is, that can cause a potential problem, if the doctor is somewhere where they don't actually have access to diagnosis aids at the time.

The Genesis DM is a heath monitor computer designed for long-term telehealth. Weighing in at 0.9kg, it is light enough to be carried by even the most frail individual, and plugs into a variety of larger telehealth monitoring systems.

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IPhone, Android Telehealth for Health Professionals (Part 5)
Part five of this series looks at phone-based telehealth which reaches into the full records and data storage on each patient, kept within the hospital itself, allowing live editing and updating of those central records, via a medical professional, remotely.

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Telehealth: Wearable Electrocardiograph Using Body Area Network
Telehealth care and ubiquitous monitoring go hand in hand. Sometimes that leads to the creation of novel technologies. More often, it involves repurposing technologies from several other fields and combining them as one. In the case of the wearable electrocardiograph developed by Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), it's a little of both.

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MyGlucoHealth - And the Lessons For Augmented Reality, Integrated Health Management
The MyGlucoHealth system is the brainchild of US firm Entra Health Systems. Based out of San Diego, California, Entra Health have been pursuing a logical extension of telehealth: creating a single robust system that can be used under standard clinical practices, and telehealth, and by the patient, interchangeably.

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IPhone, Android Telehealth for Health Professionals (Part 3)
Part Three of the series notes how things are not slowing down through April 2009, and a new industry is getting quite established.

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Telehealth Ultrasound Imaging
A diagnostic method which traditionally requires a hospital visit, seems to be on its way out into en situ care. Thanks to IT engineers from Washington University in St. Louis, US, a transportable ultrasound imager small enough to fit in the hand, has come into being.

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Telemedicine Tele-abused
There is a firm, which specialises in phone and telehealth services to help relieve the stress of hospitalisation. They provide a telephone/television unit next to the beds of more than 160 NHS trust hospitals in the United Kingdom. They may well be abusing their priviledged position.


Industry News containing the Term Telehealth:

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A new survey that is part of a whitepaper by PWC suggests that most Americans are receptive to receiving on-line medical care. Perhaps fearing that access to providers will only get worse due to increasing demand from national healthcare r...

A mixture of robotics and telehealth is just starting to be used in maternity wards in Kentucky, US. Robotic monitoring stations prowl the wards, not at all dissimilar to robotic rounds-makers. Ecah contains cameras, a display screen and a ...

In the US, UnitedHealth Group have announced they are partnering to build the first national telehealth network, which will give patients access to physicians and specialists when in-person visits are not possible. The new "Connected Care...

The UK telecommuncations regulator Ofcom has stated the UK needs to free up more of the radio spectrum for telehealth and transportation applications.

A report, entitled Tomorrow's Wireless World, was designed to give the r...

As one of an increasing number of cases detailing how telehealth?s remote monitoring capabilities can shift burden from centralised medical centres for a widening range of issues, Biotronic have put out a press statement on the telemonitori...