Telemedicine: A Brief Guide to the Emerging Risks of Remote Care

The advent of the Internet has reshaped many areas of life, including the practice of medicine. As the virtual realm has grown, the traditional in-person encounter between healthcare provider and patient has become supplemented by telemedicine (TM), in which providers connect electronically with patients for such purposes as health screening, specialty consultation, and diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Telemedicine is one aspect of the broader practice of telehealth (TH), which encompasses a range of clinical services, including patient monitoring, counseling and education, as well as administrative functions delivered via patient portals, text messaging and email. The scope of telehealth capabilities has expanded dramatically in recent years due to a proliferation of technological innovations, including wearable and implantable devices, new software applications and interconnected health platforms. Read More




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