TELEMEDICINE: The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.
Transmission of radiological patient images, such as X-rays, CTs, and MRIs, from one location to another for the purpose of sharing studies with other radiologists and physicians
The practice of pathology at a distance. It uses telecommunications technology to facilitate the transfer of image-rich pathology data between distant locations for the purpose of diagnosis, education, and research. Performance of telepathology requires that a pathologist selects the video images for analysis and the rendering of diagnoses.
A general term for any consultation between doctors or between doctors and patients on a network or video link (e.g., Facetime, intranet, Internet, Skype, etc.). It is done either as "store and forward" or as "two-way-interactive".