'A perfect storm' in connected health's favor?

At HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) today, the mobile health education session’s featured speaker, William F. Bria, MD, CMIO for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, Fla., believes that elements such as immediate information + connectivity + staff expectations for better time management + changing patient expectations re provider contact create a ‘perfect storm’ for the development of telehealth.  His personal experience of sending images of his hand with a second degree burn to a specialist in Cincinnati also has made him a believer that medical applications are ‘here and now.’  CMIO article.