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HIN104 - Lab Assignment 2Part One:Current Uses of TelemedicineIn part one you will research and find examples of telemedicine in use today. You will select 3examples and provide details.Step by Step Instructions1)Research telemedicine on the internetTelemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services.Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications and software to provideclinical services to patients without an in-person visit. Telemedicine technology isfrequently used for follow-up visits, management of chronic conditions, medicationmanagement, specialist consultation and a host of other clinical services that can beprovided remotely via secure video and audio connections.Telemedicine is defined as the provision of distance medicine services. Information andCommunications technologies are usually used for its implementation. The word comesfrom the Greek ôåëå (tele) which means "distance" and medicine. Telemedicine can befrom two health professionals discussing a case over the phone to the use of advancedtechnology in Communications and Information Technology to carry out consultations,diagnoses and even surgeries at a distance and in real time.According to the American Telemedicine Association, Telemedicine is the exchange ofmedical information from one place to another, using electronic communicationchannels, for the health and education of the patient or the provider of health services,and with the aim of improving care of the patient.With the ICT revolution in the late 1990s, interest in Telemedicine resurfaces, aninnovation that will possibly play an important role in the evolution and transformation ofthe health system in the coming years. A key and disruptive piece, not only from atechnological point of view, but also from a sociocultural and economic point of view,since Telemedicine offers solutions to today's challenges and challenges, such as thegrowing demand for health services, the aging of the population or the need to managelarge amounts of information, among others.Telemedicine, defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the provision ofhealth services (in which distance is a determining factor) by health professionalsthrough the use of information and communication technologies. communication (ICTs)
for the exchange of valid information for the diagnosis, prevention of diseases, researchand evaluation and for the continuous training of health professionals, all with theultimate objective of improving the health of the population and the communities ".Using telemedicine as an alternative to in-person visits has a host of benefits for patientsand providers alike.Patients enjoy:Less time away from workNo travel expenses or timeLess interference with child or elder care responsibilitiesPrivacyNo exposure to other potentially contagious patientsProviders enjoy:Increased revenueImproved office efficiencyAn answer to the competitive threat of retail health clinics and on-line onlyproviders

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