Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research (CfTH)
The Center for Telehealth Supports Creation of University and Community Health Partnerships
As the primary point of contact regarding UNM HSC Telehealth, the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research (CfTH) at UNM is the "incubator" and facilitator available to help HSC programs interested in integrating Telehealth into their initiatives. There are now over 50 communities and close to 100 sites in New Mexico that are connected through a network of networks involving several health care provider organizations.
Rural/Remote Health Providers Can Access Expert Medical Opinions, Knowledge, and Education via Telehealth
slide created by Morgan Seaborn and Jeff Blair
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Delivery of health services at a distance (A. Darkins)
The integration of telecommunications systems into the practice of protecting and promoting health, while telemedicine is incorporation of these systems into curative medicine….telehealth covers education for health, public and community health, health systems development and epidemiology, whereas telemedicine is oriented toward the clinical aspect (World Health Organization).
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration (Office for the Advancement of Telehealth).