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What Does This Mean? Patients are ready for telemedicine! 74% 74% 16 84% of patients would use telehealth services 1 67% of patients are comfortable with online visits vs. in-person visits 2 76% of patients prefer e-visits to ER visits for minor ailments 3 of patients said telemedicine can increase their satisfaction with medical care 3 of patients find access to care more important than physical human contact with their care provider 4 1. Trends-in-Telehealth-White-Paper.pdf; 3. Telemedicine Report 2015; 2. Cisco; 4. The Promise of Telehealth For Hospitals, Health Systems and Their Communities, TrendWatch, January 2015 www.snap.md | 17