Consumer-directed telehealth

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Dec;44(6):1289-96, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.08.005.


This article discusses consumer-directed technologies for health care and promotion in light of the rapid expansion of consumer-oriented tools and technologies, which has redefined telehealth. The difference between traditional telehealth services focused on supporting or augmenting institutional-based health care activities, and consumer-directed telehealth activities more linked to individuals are presented, the 3 orders of consumer-directed telehealth are described, and technical issues inherent in telehealth programs are discusses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Community Participation*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Male
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Total Quality Management