New Generations Interest in Technology in Healthcare

I found this graphic interesting. There’s little doubt that people are looking at healthcare information online. They’re googling their conditions and talking to their friends. However, this graphic seems to give the impression that most people prefer in person patient visits compared with telemedicine visits. There are two issues with this graphic.

First, of course given the option we want to have the face to face visit. That doesn’t talk about whether it’s necessary or whether it provides better care or if it’s the right way to do a visit. Second, telemedicine isn’t widespread enough for most people to really have an opinion on telemedicine. Until you’ve done it and until doctors get use to the telemedicine modality, then of course we’re going to think that an in person visit is better.

I’m personally extremely optimistic about the potential of telemedicine. Sure, we’d all love to have the nice touch and feel of an office visit. However, there are just as many things about an office visit that we’ll happily never have to do again.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

   

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