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Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient's health. Electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and video equipment permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site. Telemedicine is viewed as a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional face-to-face way of providing medical care (e.g., face-to-face consultations or examinations between provider and patient).
NUS researchers develop new device for quick and accurate screening of diseases

NUS researchers develop new device for quick and accurate screening of diseases

Clinical trial to examine whether sleep apnea treatment prevents recurrent stroke, improves recovery

Clinical trial to examine whether sleep apnea treatment prevents recurrent stroke, improves recovery

Cancer patient-centered video blogs yield most empathetic responses from viewers

Cancer patient-centered video blogs yield most empathetic responses from viewers

Study finds substantial shift from emergency departments to urgent care centers

Study finds substantial shift from emergency departments to urgent care centers

Targeted and population-based strategies can lead to better hypertension control

Targeted and population-based strategies can lead to better hypertension control

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Ask us anything!

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Ask us anything!

Philips acquires Air Force mobile technology to improve real-time patient monitoring

Philips acquires Air Force mobile technology to improve real-time patient monitoring

New smartphone app can help detect atrial fibrillation

New smartphone app can help detect atrial fibrillation

After-hours telemedicine can lead to fewer hospitalizations and more savings

After-hours telemedicine can lead to fewer hospitalizations and more savings

Physicians in pediatric telemedicine service frequently face difficulties and challenges

Physicians in pediatric telemedicine service frequently face difficulties and challenges

Community frets as buyer for cherished rural hospital slips from view

Community frets as buyer for cherished rural hospital slips from view

Study finds discharge against medical advice as predictor of readmissions in heart attack patients

Study finds discharge against medical advice as predictor of readmissions in heart attack patients

Medical Innovation encourages healthcare suppliers to work with government

Medical Innovation encourages healthcare suppliers to work with government

Innovative concept for implementing WHO resolution to safeguard quality of cancer treatment

Innovative concept for implementing WHO resolution to safeguard quality of cancer treatment

New algorithm may be the key to optimizing alertness with caffeine

New algorithm may be the key to optimizing alertness with caffeine

Outsiders swoop in vowing to rescue rural hospitals short on hope — and money

Outsiders swoop in vowing to rescue rural hospitals short on hope — and money

Telemedicine approach improves genetic counseling at community-based cancer care

Telemedicine approach improves genetic counseling at community-based cancer care

Researchers find novel ways to improve participation in clinical research

Researchers find novel ways to improve participation in clinical research

Home-based telehealth therapy program effective for stroke rehabilitation, shows study

Home-based telehealth therapy program effective for stroke rehabilitation, shows study

AACN publishes an update to teleICU nursing standards

AACN publishes an update to teleICU nursing standards