What is Telemedicine

“Where you live should not decide whether you live or whether you die.”    ~ U2, ‘Crumbs from Your Table’

Transportation is a major barrier for patients who are seeking specialized medical care. By enabling telehealth access, especially in rural communities, patients around the globe can seek specialized care no matter their distance from the nearest tertiary center.

Formally defined, telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.

Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.