Telemedicine is an open and constantly emerging science. It incorporates new technological advancements to adapt to the ever-changing health needs and contexts of societies.
Even though the term “telemedicine” came about in the 1970s, the WHO finalized its definition following a 2007 study. The following definition of telemedicine has been adopted:
“The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all healthcare professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.”