In a word, no.
“But it may be dying,” said Albert Merati, MD, chief of laryngology with the University of Washington School of Medicine’s department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery in Seattle. “Email requires a remarkable set of social norms and tacit agreements that are really lost on a lot of people. Email seems to beget more email, for better or worse.”
Physicians and communication experts interviewed by ENTtoday agree that email has a function and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, that function is dependent on trust, urgency, formality, and relationships.