Telehealth Vs. Telemedicine: The Differences

Telehealth vs. Telemedicine: The Differences

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of telehealth and telemedicine services. These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct differences. Telemedicine is the use of technology to provide clinical health care services from a distance, while telehealth can encompass a wider range of services, including remote monitoring and patient education. In this blog, we will explore the differences between telehealth and telemedicine and how they can benefit providers, patients, and the healthcare industry as a whole. Then we will discuss the Zoom® integrated virtual meeting solution that AZZLY® offers Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment programs.

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth refers to the usage of digital technology to deliver clinical healthcare services and information. It includes a broad range of services, such as video conferencing, remote monitoring, and mobile health apps. Telehealth services are designed to provide medical and health-related services and education, monitoring, and consultation from a distance.

Telehealth can be beneficial for patients who live in remote areas with little access to healthcare. It can also help patients with chronic conditions to manage their health more effectively. Providers can use telehealth services to connect with patients who are unable to travel to medical facilities and facilitate communication between specialists and primary care providers.

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine refers specifically to clinical services provided using technology. This can include remote consultations with doctors, video conferencing with specialists, and electronic transmission of medical records. Telemedicine can help to enhance access to healthcare for patients who live in areas where medical resources are limited.

Plus, telemedicine can also be used to improve the efficiency of medical care by reducing the need for unnecessary hospital visits and streamlining the process of obtaining second opinions. It can be particularly valuable for patients who require frequent check-ups or regular monitoring of chronic conditions.

The Differences between Telehealth and Telemedicine

Now that we have explored the benefits and services offered by telehealth and telemedicine, you might be wondering, “What is the actual difference?” While they both offer many of the same benefits, telemedicine is actually a part of telehealth. Yes, you read that right! Telemedicine is a subset of telehealth. While these two terms are often used interchangeably, understanding the distinction between them can be important for providers and healthcare organizations seeking to maximize efficiency and improve patient care.

With the key trends driving the future of telehealth, providers can reach more patients, enhance communication between specialists and primary care doctors, and facilitate remote monitoring for chronic conditions. These tools will undoubtedly continue to revolutionize the healthcare industry in the years ahead. So, empower your providers with the innovative features offered by AZZLY® and start taking advantage of the many benefits of telehealth and telemedicine.

What AZZLY Offers for Telehealth-Based Programs

AZZLY delivers the best in class virtual meeting solution for telehealth-based Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment organizations:

  • Launch Zoom® telehealth sessions right from within the AZZLY Rize™ calendar.
  • Host secure individual or group video sessions with patients, record notes in AZZLY
  • Then auto-submit claims correctly coded for telehealth through AZZLY
  • All in one system!
  • Productivity Reports make it easy to pay providers for services rendered.
  • Date of Service, Time and Duration easily recorded and calculated.


Conclusion: Empowering Healthcare with AZZLY®

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, AZZLY provides comprehensive behavioral health practice management software for healthcare providers and is specifically designed to meet the demands of the modern healthcare environment. It includes telehealth features, such as secure video conferencing, appointment reminders by text, and a user-friendly patient portal. With AZZLY, you can take advantage of the latest technology to improve patient care while ensuring HIPAA compliance. To learn more about AZZLY and its telehealth capabilities, reach out to us at or 1 (888) 400-3201. Secure time with your Regional Account Manager’s calendar here. Let us be a resource for you!