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Definition: telehealth


An umbrella term for remote diagnostic and remedial procedures in the medical field as well as accident prevention systems. Telehealth also encompasses video meetings in lieu of physical doctor visits. Such meetings can be among medical professionals discussing a case, as well as an appointment between doctor and patient.

Telehealth in 2020
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have visited their doctors online for the first time. It is highly likely that telehealth visits will continue long after the pandemic because it provides a convenient way to have a medical consultation. See PERS, teleradiology, telemedicine and telesurgery.