Telemedicine dates back to the 20th century though it only evolved and became more popular in the 21st century. Telemedicine enables doctors and healthcare facilities to communicate and oversee patients far away from the location. Through telemedicine, more people can get treated as they no longer have to come to a hospital to get a consultation, and they can stay in the comfort of their homes. This can facilitate the relationship between the patient and a doctor as people can feel safer at home. By staying home, people can also avoid developing some conditions and diseases that they may get from other patients in a hospital.
It is also cost-effective as no more resources are put into transport. Patients can communicate with doctors more often in this way as they can just schedule a meeting when they have the time instead of taking time off from work.