Seeking medical care is almost always inconvenient and usually quite costly. There are multiple telemedicine services attempting to reverse the trend. This article provides a decent brief overview of the initiative.
We live in a society where we as consumers have more control over when, where, and how we access services. Healthcare is slowly moving in that direction too. This is good for patients and the healthcare system. Doctors will be able to collect real-time information and deal with medical issues in a timely manner rather than on a delay of often days to weeks. Patients will have more options, more affordable options, and more involvement in the health process. Improved satisfaction and outcomes should be expected.