Finally, here's a short article that just came across indicating how rural health may well be the driver behind telemedicine. Here's the link to the article:
Rural Healthcare to Drive the Global Telemedicine Industry
...[C]ountries face various problems in the provision of medical services and health care, including funds, expertise, and resources. To meet this challenge, the governments and private health care providers are making use of existing resources and the benefits of modern technology. Besides, with limited medical expertise and resources, telecommunication services have the potential to provide a solution to some of these problems. As telemedicine has the potential to improve both the quality and the access to health care regardless of the geography; the rural market is driving the incessant growth of the telemedicine market.