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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Dec;44(6):1289-96, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.08.005.

Consumer-directed telehealth.

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Peter A. Silverman Global eHealth Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Room 586, Toronto, ON M5B2P7, Canada. cameron.norman@utoronto.ca

Abstract

This article discusses consumer-directed technologies for health care and promotion in light of the rapid expansion of consumer-oriented tools and technologies, which has redefined telehealth. The difference between traditional telehealth services focused on supporting or augmenting institutional-based health care activities, and consumer-directed telehealth activities more linked to individuals are presented, the 3 orders of consumer-directed telehealth are described, and technical issues inherent in telehealth programs are discusses.

PMID:
22032482
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2011.08.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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