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Telemedicine, also known as telehealth or virtual health, is the use of telecommunications and information technologies to provide health assessment, treatment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, clinical supervision, education, and information across distances. This term includes:

  • Distant site. The distant site is where the health care provider providing the medical service is located at the time the service is provided via telemedicine.
  • Originating site. The originating site is the location of a patient at the time the service is provided via telemedicine.

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Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System

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Last Updated: February 08, 2024
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