Telediagnosis for acute care: implications for the quality and safety of diagnosis

Telehealth has been in its adolescence for decades, but the Covid-19 crisis accelerated its maturation within a matter of weeks. The terms “telehealth,” “telemedicine,” and “e-health” are often used interchangeably in the literature, but basically, they represent telecommunication used for healthcare, although the technology has clearly evolved. What started as simple telephone calls now includes video-enabled visits and consults.

https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/patient-safety/reports/issue-briefs/telediagnosis.pdf