When is Videoconferencing indistinguishable from Telepresence? Serious question. To some extent the attempts at making distinctions remind me of the arguments in the Information Systems community in the 1980's and 1990's: what's the difference between Data Processing, Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and Executive Information Systems (and it goes on .... currently we're talking Business Intelligence)?
Executives are able to conduct interviews on large HD plasma screens, enabling them to clearly read body language during interviews and evaluate a candidate's character. When they ask tough questions, they can assess the candidate's reaction.
Clinical e-Health Services, for example, operates a network of systems that allows Keldie and his team of clinicians to communicate with one another; they can also provide both specialty and primary care to consumers without having to spend time and money on travel. "You have a growing need in these facilities for more fundamental medicine, such as managing diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Our telemedicine network allows us to leverage a pool of primary clinicians to provide care without forcing those physicians to physically commute to that location."