In short, telemedicine is where you get treatments for ailments as well as routine checkups, while telehealth encompasses that plus physician staff meetings and training, patient education, remote monitoring of patient medical information, and more. Telemedicine visits have become really popular during the pandemic, and even options for therapy are being widely used in lieu of going to the doctor or the hospital.
Right now it’s easier, though, because HIPPA regulations are relaxed to allow for the use of regular telecommunications and video-conferencing software. Most doctors and hospitals aren’t set up to do HIPAA-compliant telemedicine. Learn more about telehealth and telemedicine from the infographic below.