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SAMHSA News - January/February 2005, Volume 13, Number 1

E-Glossary and Resources

The "E-Therapy, Telehealth, Telepsychiatry, and Beyond" conference sponsored by SAMHSA is one of a series of ongoing Federal initiatives that apply new communications technologies to substance abuse treatment and mental health services. A glossary of terms follows:

  • Video teleconferencing is an interactive tool that incorporates audio, video, and computing and communications technologies to allow people in different locations to collaborate face to face electronically, in real time, and to share data, documents, sound, and images.

  • Voice-over-Internet telephone uses a high-speed broadband Internet connection to make local and long-distance telephone calls. Calls are cheaper than normal switch-based calls making up the current telephone infrastructure.

  • Interactive Web sites offer users prompts that "talk back" with images, icons, and words.

  • Resources include www.fcc.gov/voip. For more information, visit SAMHSA's Web site at www.samhsa.govEnd of Article

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