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Hebda and Czar 2013 explains that telehealth uses telecommunication technologies and electronic information for exchanging patients health healthcare data in order to provide supportive services such as long distance clinical healthcare Telehealth can be categories in three main types each type been distinctively different from the other The three types are store-and-forward interactive conferencing and remote monitoring The store-and-forwarding is use to acquire medical data such as medical images and bios-signals transmit the information to a patients doctor or medical specialist for them to assess offline conveniently Both parties are not required to be present at the same time Area of specialty that benefits most from store-and-forwarding application is dermatology and radiology An example of tele-radiology would be a radiologist consulted on a case in a rural hospital that does not have a specialist available in house during the night time A patients X-ray images can be forward to the radiologist for reading In this telehealth type the radiologist is not able to actually perform and physical examination and history on the patient News medical 2014 reports that the store-and-forward process requires the radiologist to rely on the history and audiovideo information in lieu of a physical examinationInteractive conferencing allows the patients and their provider the abilities of real-time interactions to see and hear each other from different locations while they are distance apart This interaction is made possible through the use of phone calls online communications and video conferencing Virtual intensive care units allows providers to use remote monitoring capabilities for teleconferences while monitoring a critically ill patient They will give medical orders to continue the care of the critically ill patients that may be admitted in a rural hospital in need of an specialist care when there is a disasterous weather conditions such as hurricane Downey 2012 explains that telehealth allows healthcare services such as medical history reviews physical examinations and psychiatric evaluations to be conducted without affecting any significant
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