If remote palliative treatments for diseases could be labelled as telemedicine, a higher level of clustering would take place when the care and well-being of the patient is pursued using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), hence the term eHealth (say, “e-health”).
Without providing an exhaustive list:
Patient’s involvement. The patient can easily access to his/her medical history, consult it and make it available to other doctors he/she trusts
Cost reduction. If hospital admissions are avoided, or bed allocation is lower due to the use of eHealth, the savings are remarkable considering the increased longevity of the population
Fairness. Regardless of the distance to the best-equipped health centres, a citizen can access the treatment he needs.
Better odds. If a diabetic, or hypertensive patient, is more frequently supervised, without necessarily going to a care centre, and their condition is monitored by qualified professionals, everyone wins. First, of course, the patient. Also the health system, including insurance companies