There are three main types of telemedicine, which include store-and-forward, remote monitoring and real-time interactive services. Each of these has a beneficial role to play in overall health care and, when utilized properly, can offer tangible benefits for both healthcare workers and patients.
- Live Video - Real-time, audio-video communication tools that connect physicians and patients in different locations.
- Store-and-Forward - collect images and or data to be transmitted and interpreted later.
- Remote Patient Monitoring - can capture and communicate biometric data for review. Usually associated with a wearable product.