Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare services when the health care provider and the patient are not in same physical location through the use of technology. Providers may include primary care practitioners, specialist, and/or subspecialist . Electronically transmitted information maybe used for diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and/or patient education, and may include any of the following
- Patient medical records.
- Medical images.
- Interactive audio, video, and/or data communication
- Output data from medical devices and sound and video files
The interactive electronic systems used will incoperate network and software security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient identification and imaging data and will include measures to safeguard the data and to ensure it's integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption.