Hopes, fears as uptake of telemedicine spreads

Hopes, fears as uptake of telemedicine spreads

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Hopes, fears as uptake of telemedicine spreads

Thursday December 09 2021 telemedicine

Francis Osiemo(inset), a Medical Clinician and the Chief Operating Officer of Sasa Doctor at his Clinic in Westlands, Nairobi attends to his client through Phone telemedicine on May 15, 2020. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NMG

By Winnie Onyando
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Summary

  • Out of the 86 percent of the healthcares that use telehealth, 63 percent of respondents have experienced cases where patients refused telehealth services due to security concerns.
  • Just like a coin with two sides, the invention of mhealth apps has been received with mixed reactions.
  • Attractive telemedicine features for customers are that modern technologies save time, effort and money and provide the opportunity to consult with a more experienced specialist.

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