Why We Should Expect Telemedicine

“The history of medicine is defined by advances born of bioscience. But never before has it been driven to this degree by digital technology.” -New York Times, 10/9/2012

Digital technology is expanding the reach of health care through telemedicine and mobile health care applications.  In this video, produced by gpTRAC and Health Science students at the University of Minnesota, we highlight one of the main reasons why:  young people have already adopted mobile technology as an integral part of their life, and will continue to as they grow up.  We should expect telemedine, because the next generation of health care leaders (and consumers) already do.  

This video was submitted as part of the 2012 American Telemedicine Video Contest addressing the theme:  “Expect Telemedicine, Because Telemedicine Works.”