The market for telemedicine is big and growing.
By the end of the year, reckons BCC Research, remote monitoring and telemedicine applications should total $27.3 billion globally, double what it was in 2011.
Yet despite the growth in telemedicine, many physicians resist it. This is partially because of misconceptions about telemedicine that have developed over the years, in particular those around complexity and regulation. There also is a fair amount of inertia that comes with adopting something new.
While we can't stop fear of the new, we can debunk some of the myths that have developed around telemedicine.