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Handbook of Mobile Learning by Lin Muilenburg, Zane L. Berge

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Mobile-Medicine Praxis

Richard Brandt and Rich Rice

Telemedicine is an umbrella term that includes the use of electronic communication devices and networking, software, and protocols by health care professionals as a cost-effective means of providing high-quality health care and communication between patients and professionals at disparate locations. More specifically, “telemedicine” is translated from the Latin medicus and the Greek tele, and is defined as “healing at a distance” (Strehle & Shabde, 2006, p. 956). Telemedicine may also be referred to as “e-health” (Karkalis & Koutsouris, 2006), based on the popularized nomenclature of adding e- to all things electronically enhanced, such as e-mail, e-learning, e-portfolio, and e-filing. As ...

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