How do you bring the advantages of health care services to people and places that do not have access to such facilities? By utilizing telecommunication networks capable of delivering advanced applications and services. Telehealth and telemedicine refer to health and medical applications and services delivered in real time at a distance utilizing advanced telecommunications. Telemedicine typically refers to the delivery of clinical services such as examinations and consultations via the Internet. Telehealth differs in that it may deliver clinical or non-clinical services such as, education and research. Together, telehealth and telemedicine applications and services can provide preventive, promotive and curative services to those that otherwise may not have had access.
This section of the bibilography provides a collection of material concerning telemedicine and telehealth activities and informational resources.