The global technology firm CISCO had published the results of a study they concluded in 10 countries in 2013. If the study results are to be believed, respondents said that they were more comfortable using technology to talk to their doctors than ever before. So in a way basic Telehealth may finally take off across the globe.
Almost 76 % of the respondents said that they would rather call or text their physician than to meet them face to face. This is a direct result of the increased convergence in the adoption in technology seen in other sectors. Patients just like consumers, now feel the need for enhanced experience when they interact with care providers. This also provides an ample opportunity for knowledge sharing and collaboration among doctors, governments, patients and hospitals.