This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ahmed M Lahmady, a third year medical student at Hadhramout University College of Medicine (HUCOM), Yemen. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one.
E-Health signifies the relatively recent healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication. It encompasses a range of services or systems; telemedicine is one of them.
Telemedicine is a term coined in the 1970s, which literally means “healing at a distance”. In a sort of limited sense, it indicates remote clinical services, such as diagnosis and monitoring. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it can be broader to include preventative, promotive, and curative care…
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