Telemedicine: woman sitting in a living room with a table on which a laptop is standing. She sees a doctor looking at her on the screen. The doctor is clearly looking into a screen ready to talk to the woman.


“Telemedicine” is often regarded as synonymous with “video consultations for patients”. These are admittedly part of it but the umbrella term “telemedicine” encompasses far more too. For example, “teleconsultations” between doctors. The articles that follow provide information about the possibilities offered by telemedicine.

Video appointments

Video appointments enable doctors to be consulted online. Patients do not need any special technical equipment.

Telemedicine: remote healthcare services

Telemedicine means that medical services can be provided remotely, for example, in a video consultation. It supports high-quality nationwide medical care.

Telemedicine house call

Telemedicine house calls are conducted by specially trained healthcare assistants rather than by doctors. Doctors can be contacted by video call if required.

Emergency care from the tele-emergency service or tele-stroke unit

In an emergency like a stroke, every minute counts. Tele-emergency services and tele-stroke units can save lives remotely.

Tele-expertise – remote advice from doctor to doctor

Tele-expertise is the use of digital media by doctors to discuss difficult cases or interdisciplinary questions.


Telemonitoring refers to the monitoring and evaluation of important health parameters remotely. In what areas is telemonitoring used? How does it work?