What is Telemedicine and Telehealth?

What is Telemedicine and Telehealth in Oklahoma? 

Telemedicine is a subset of telehealth used for the remote diagnosis and treatment of a patient by a physician.   Virtual or Video visits are conducted via internet-connected desktop, laptop, or smartphone in a secure online format.  Telemedicine visits are conducted in Oklahoma and throughout the world.

Telemedicine may be used to provide clinical health care services through the use of technology. Telemedicine involves the use of e-communications and e-software to provide clinical services without the need for a visit in a brick and mortal physical location.  

Telemedicine technology is used by Doctor Online Oklahoma for Online Urgent Care, Online Doctor Visits, Virtual Doctor Visit Consults, and a wide array of other clinical services, such as medication management, that can be provided remotely via secure video and audio connections. We are also using Telemedicine for rural medicine visits to provide care to rural communities. We are also using Telemedicine to provide Coronavirus (COVID-19) consults during this pandemic to help with access to care and social distancing.

Telehealth is a broader term and actually encompasses Telemedicine.  Telehealth includes a broad range of services to provide patient care and improve the healthcare communications as a whole.  Telehealth is commonly used by mental health professionals to provide online visits and resources, such as Telepsychiatry or Tele-counseling visits. 

Remember, Telemedicine refers specifically to clinical services through e-communications and e-software, whereas Telehealth can refer to clinical services and non-clinical services alike.  Examples of non-clinical services such as administration, training, and medical education.  

Both Telemedicine and Telehealth are vital telecommunication platforms in the delivery of advanced and excellent medical care.  At Doctor Online Oklahoma we take pride in our use of Telemedicine to provide you with the best care anywhere in Oklahoma or in the world.  We are happy to take care of your Online Urgent Care needs and look forward to you scheduling with us today!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

For more information on Telemedicine or Telehealth, please see the links to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) or Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma (TAO) or please visit the Doctor Online Oklahoma website and our Telemedicine resources page. 

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