Telemedicine and telehealth

Michael F. Chiang*, Justin B. Starren, George Demiris

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations


Advances in telecommunication technologies have introduced many ways to bridge geographic distance and time, in order to connect clinicians, patients and families and facilitate the remote delivery of health care services and education. The concepts of telemedicine and telehealth are not new; the introduction of emerging consumer technologies and public health challenges highlight new opportunities. This chapter reviews subdomains of telemedicine and telehealth such as teleradiology, teleopthalmology, telepsychiatry, remote intensive care, telesurgery, correctional telehealth and home telehealth. We also discuss considerations for the implementation of telemedicine and telehealth such as licensure and reimbursement, and approaches and logistics to implementation and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine: Fifth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783030587215
ISBN (Print)9783030587208
StatePublished - Jul 2 2021


  • Home care
  • Remote monitoring
  • Smart home
  • Videoconferencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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