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Synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine


This paper outlines the differences between telemedicine applications in terms of their synchronous or asynchronous nature. The differences in the demands of these two forms of telemedicine are significant and should be considered in the development of any telemedicine system. It is the asynchronous applications that are most likely to provide real change in the practice of medicine.

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From the Center for Medical Education Technologies, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine; Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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Allely, E.B. Synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine. J Med Syst 19, 207–212 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02257174

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