Eur J Pediatr Surg 2014; 24(04): 295-302
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1386647
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

What Is “Telemedicine” and What Does It Mean for a Pediatric Surgeon?

Margaret Nalugo
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, United States
,
Domenic R. Craner
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, United States
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio, United States
,
Marc Schwachter
3  Operations, GlobalCastMD, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
,
Todd A. Ponsky
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, United States
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio, United States
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Publication History

12 June 2014

13 June 2014

Publication Date:
11 August 2014 (eFirst)

Abstract

Telemedicine is a broad term and has recently become a household term in the medical field. However, there are many interpretations as to what the term “telemedicine” means. There are many facets to telemedicine and here we describe all of the elements of telemedicine, a glossary of terms, and how they relate to pediatric surgery.