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Risk Management Guide: Telehealth

What is the difference between telehealth and telemedicine? According to the American Telemedicine Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website (HHS.gov), the terms telehealth and telemedicine can be used interchangeably. The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers refers to telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.” Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) further describes telemedicine as the practice of medicine using technology to deliver care at a distance (e.g., remote clinical services). Therefore, telemedicine is…

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