Telehealth is defined as the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, health administration, and public health.
What kinds of technologies make up telehealth?
- Video conferencing
- Store-and-forward imaging
- Streaming media
- Land and wireless communications
How has telehealth evolved?
Telehealth has expanded over the past decades. Telehealth experienced significant growth during and since the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Coordinating care has improved due to the advancement and role of technology.
What is the traditional model of telehealth?
A patient receives care at one site (spoke) from a specialist working at another site (hub) in a traditional model.
Where can I access federal telehealth resources?
Visit telehealth.HHS.gov to learn about federal efforts to support and promote telehealth services.
- Healthcare providers – get updates on policies and reimbursement, best practice guides, and resources to help you offer telehealth services.
- Patients – find services, get help with access, and prepare for a virtual visit.