The latest issue of Telemedicine & eHealth includes an article that defines tele-intensive care . I have an interest in TeleICU and expect to see more widespread use as ACOs, medical homes and mobile health take hold in a new healthcare delivery system..
In the early days of RHIOs, ONC took a little time to establish a baseline understanding of some of the key terms and lexicon . So, it makes sense for telemedicine professionals to take time time to lay the ground work of a common language as we prepare to see an evolution in telemedicine and more widespread application to critical care situations.
Trying to summarize the article will take more time than having you read it. So, please read to learn the language and think about applications in your hospital environment. If you don't have access to the entire article, just let me know.