Successful telehealth programmes are built on a strong technological foundation. Some aspects such as networking can be extremely complex, but it is very important you understand them. Ensure you have IT expertise on your evaluation or implementation team.

Key areas to understand

Supporting interoperability and functionality (see Standards)

Mobile, computer, desktop, video conference unit (see PC Hardware and Videoconferencing Hardware)

Computer and video conferencing enhancements:
For example, webcams, microphones, cameras (see PC Peripherals and Videoconferencing Peripherals)

Public and private networks, upload and download, WiFi (see Networks)