HIT-544 Telehealth Systems

Telehealth refers to the actual delivery of remote clinical services using information technology. It makes use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support off-premise clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, public health management, and health administration. The technologies used in telehealth include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. Applications of telehealth run the gamut from something as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone to a surgeon conducting remote robotic surgery at a medical institution on a different continent. Telehealth changes the location where healthcare services are routinely provided and includes preventative, maintenance, and curative features. Students in the course will develop the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement fully functional telehealth solutions.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jul 2020, Oct 2020, Jan 2021, Apr 2021

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