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Table 1 Definition of telemedicine by type of provider and participant (Decree No. 2010–1229 Art.R. 6316–1 of 19 October 2010)

From: Efficacy and cost effectiveness of telemedicine for improving access to care in the Paris region: study protocols for eight trials

Type of telemedicine Definition On site Remote site
Teleconsulting Remote consultation Patient Physician
Physician(s) (optional)
Health professional(s) (optional)
Tele-expertise Expert advice Physician Physician
Telemonitoring Clinical, radiological or biological data interpretation Patient Physician
Physician(s) (optional)
Health professional(s) (optional)
Teleassistance Medical procedure Physician(s) and/or Physician
Health professional(s)