Telediagnostics is the process of remote diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a condition, illness, or disease by a physician not in the same location as the patient.
Telediagnosis relies on transmitting medical reports and physician examination records to a specialist at a different location or unavailable at the same time as the patient.
In many cases, telediagnosis requires collaboration between the specialist and in-person care personnel. For example, telediagnosis does not allow the specialist to perform physical examinations. Still, they can be performed by in-person professionals, who can then convey any pertinent information to the specialist.
As such, communication among all health professionals is essential for successful telediagnostics.