The terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine” are often used interchangeably. This isn’t surprising since the telehealth and telemedicine definitions encompass very similar services.
These mobile health services include: medical education, e-health patient monitoring, patient consultation via video chat, wireless health applications, medical report transmissions, and many more.
Whereas telehealth is a broad term that includes all health services provided using telecommunications, telemedicine refers specifically to clinical services.
Telehealth may involve more general health services, like public health services, whereas telemedicine is a specific kind of telehealth that involves a clinician providing some kind of medical services including diagnosis and prescription.
For both telemedicine and telehealth, the use of secure video and audio connections makes it possible for specialists to treat patients who reside in locations with limited access to care or simply to help with convenience.