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This module provides an overview of telehealth with an emphasis on its application in a rural setting.

What is telehealth?

How does telehealth differ from telemedicine?

What types of care settings can benefit from telehealth technology?

How can telehealth technology benefit primary care?

How do you begin to set up telehealth services?

What are the technical infrastructure requirements?

What are the reimbursement issues for telehealth?

Are there licensing issues related to telehealth?

What are the lessons learned in establishing and maintaining telehealth services?

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