June 2008

International Development and Evolving Dimensions in Telemedicine

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Which is the correct terminology- eHealth, Telemedicine or Telehealth? Up till mid 1990's the word 'telemedicine' was accepted without questions. But now many authors are trying to differentiate between telemedicine and eHealth. For some, telemedicine and eHealth are synonyms. For others- eHealth is a broader term and includes telemedicine. A third group believes that telemedicine incorporates telecardiology, teleradiology, telepathology, tele-ophthalmology, teledermatology, telesurgery etc., while eHealth comprises of e-Sant



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