Virtual healthcare not a myth

More Indians are open to the concept of communicating about healthcare with their doctors using technology like video-conferencing and mobiles, says a report by international IT communications provider Cisco.

Published: 04th April 2013 08:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2013 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

More Indians are open to the concept of communicating about healthcare with their doctors using technology like video-conferencing and mobiles, says a report by international IT communications provider Cisco.

According to the Customer Experience Report released on Wednesday, as many as 88 per cent of the 200 respondents from India said that they were open to keeping in touch with their doctors virtually. This is significantly higher that the 75 per cent of global respondents who agreed to the same methodology. The survey was conducted to ten major countries.

Another interesting finding of the report are that 94 per cent Indians are open to the idea of storing their medical records on cloud networks so that easy access is granted across the board to healthcare providers. Vishal Gupta, VP, Global Healthcare Solutions said,

“Virtual healthcare is no longer a myth and this report is an indication of how technology can potentially play a greater tole in enabling access to virtual healthcare,” he said.

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