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What is meant by Telemedicine, Telehealth and Telecare?


Telehealth is the overarching term for the provision of effective healthcare remotely via information and communication technology (ICT), and encompasses both clinical and non-clinical services.


Telemedicine refers specifically to clinical health services, such as remote appointments, specialist referrals and prescription medication.


Telecare is concerned with technology to keep patients safe at home, such as monitoring of vital signs, emergency alert devices, and remote equipment to assist with activities of daily living


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