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The extraordinary developments in computing, communications and medical technologies, are making a reality what we have not even dreamt of. Telemedicine & eHealth are revolutionizing the world of health care. If you are, or wish to be involved in this exciting field, the “Future of Medicine”, then this site is for you. Learn how to become AATM member


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Armenian Digital Health Initiative

Yerevan, Armenia
August 14th, 2021

Telemedicine & eHealth

TM & eH at a glance
. Introduction
. What is TM & eH
. Definitions
. Examples
. Brief History
. Facts & Figures
. Types of Services
. Tools & Equipment
. Benefits
. Difficulties
. Future

Telemedicine & eHealth in Armenia

References & Further Readings

Related Resources


The need for new ways of providing more efficient Health Care Services, coupled with major advancements in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have resulted in the increased usage of ICT applications in medicine and health care over the past few decades. Information and Communication Technologies currently represent one of the fastest growing and dynamic areas of applied science, services and industry. Extensive penetration of ICT into various fields of and everyday activities has indisputably resulted in substantial improvements in quality of life globally. Health care has been no exception to the above mentioned trend. ICT in general and the Internet in particular, can help generate the human capital needed by the health systems, and have the potential to revolutionize the way medicine is practised, studied, taught and learned by students and healthcare professionals.

Use of ICT in medical practice, education and research have resulted in emergence and maturation of specific area at the crossroads of technology and health care, known today under a bunch of terms such as Telemedicine (TM), Telehealth (TH), e-Health (eH), and Health Telematics (HT). The spectrum of applications within TM and eH sphere include distant consulting, distant diagnostic and therapeutic manipulation, distant patient monitoring, distant medical education and training, as well as multiple digital health-related data manipulation activities for both health care professionals and community, such as electronic medical records and patients’ information exchange, web-based personal health records, patients’ self education, and on-line health professionals’ communication, among others. The concept is increasingly gaining popularity in view of current tendencies towards globalization, universal access to highly specialized services (including health and educational services), and increasing overall electronic literacy, as well as a need to contain health care associated costs.

Benefits of TM and eH for citizens and health care professionals include improved access to health care and invaluable learning opportunities, correspondingly, while overall economic advantages lie in reduced health care costs through better resource management, shared staffing, reduced travel and shorter hospital stays. Benefits for expansion and development of technology sector cannot be overemphasized, with potential to boost hardware and software demand, increase usage of telecommunications, create new job opportunities, and overall augment consumption of ICT services. The resultant effects ultimately translate into further progress towards democratic and information society.

All mentioned above has recently led major international organizations in the fields of health care and ICT (such as the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union) and multinational structures (such as the United Nations Organization and the European Community) to adopt special documents prioritizing development and wider application of TM and eH services.
TM & eH is a wide and fast-growing field with many implications on how healthcare will be delivered in the future. The extraordinary developments that are occurring in such fields as computing, communications and medical technologies are now making possible long-foreseen advances in Telemedicine and Telecare. The convergence of these technologies along with those associated with information management have lead to much wider benefits, now encompassed in the term eHealth.
The materials published in this section aim at giving both professionals and the public general information about what is Telemedicine and eHealth, how it is practised today, and what are the prospects for future developments in the field. If you are interested in promoting Telemedicine and eHealth in Armenia, learn how to become AATM member, and view benefits of membership in the Association.

The section has been developed with the aid of web-site and printed materials by courtesy of World Health Organization Global Observatory on eHealth, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), American Telemedicine Association (ATA), European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), UK eHealth Association (UKeHA), European Space Agency (ESA), among others; used with permission.

Reference figures correspond to the entries in the section References & Further Reading


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