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The primary concept of telemedicine is to negate the distance factor in providing lifesaving clinical healthcare.
Telemedicine can be classified on the basic on technology and services used.
Based on services, telemedicine can be divided into remote monitoring, store and forward (real-time) interactive services.
Furthermore, based on the application, telemedicine is classified as Telecardiology, Teleconsultation, Teledermatology and Teleradiology. Telesurgery and home telehealth are not very popular in the BRIC region and are in the nascent stage.
According to Transparency Market Research (TMR) firm, the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, China and India) countries have a high proportion of population that suffers from diseases like diabetes and asthma.