Quiz 19: Telehealth
D Explanation: The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine as "the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient's clinical health status." Computerized charting systems are usually referred to by name.Electronic medical records are not synonymous with telemedicine.Telehealth usually has a broader definition.
C Explanation: Telehealth is a broader term and is often used by health care professionals other than physicians.Electronic records are not a distinguishing feature between telemedicine and telehealth.Medical ethics is not a distinguishing feature between telemedicine and telehealth.Health insurance coverage is not a distinguishing feature between telemedicine and telehealth.
B Explanation: Health care providers attending live videoconferencing can help assess, treat, manage, and educate and counsel patients from a distance.Although the videoconferencing does provide another set of eyes and ears, this is not the best explanation of the use of telehealth.The main focus of telehealth is not to ensure adherence to policies.Telehealth can be used where there is a provider shortage, but this is not the main purpose or best explanation.