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Telemedicine: Overview

Overview of Telemedicine

Telemedicine involves the use of remote telecommunications to deliver health services. Interactive consultation and diagnosis are possible. Although some of the earliest uses of telemedine were to monitor heart failure patients, it has expanded into nearly all medical specialties. In cancer care it has been used for skin tumor screening, managing cancer patients' pain and depression, and post-surgical symptom alerts, among other services.

A 2010 article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute describes how teleoncology has gained acceptance among physicians and patients.

This LibGuide describes some resources in telemedicine. Since telemedicine sometimes makes use of mobile devices, you might also want to check out the MSK Mobile Resources LibGuide.

If you know about a great resource not described here, please contact me.

 

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