Store-and-forward (asynchronous)

According to The Natinal Telehealth Policy Research Center, store-and-forward technology refers to technologies that “allow for the electronic transmission of medical information, such as digital images, documents, and pre-recorded videos through secure email transmission.” Over secure communication systems practitioners or specialists are then able to “evaluate the case or render a service outside of a real-time or live interaction“. Examples of medical information that can be transmitted electronically: patient information, x-rays and photos.

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