March 2019

A Connected Patient Is a Healthier Patient

To the point blog

Connected patient

Friday, March 1, 2019

By Elena Fagotto and Archon Fung

This post originally appeared on the Commonwealth Fund blog To The Point. 

Today, an abundance of health information about symptoms and treatment options is just a click away by searching Google or visiting sites like the Mayo Clinic’s. Most physicians and hospitals offer online portals through which patients can look up their lab results and medical history, schedule appointments, and sometimes even access their doctors’ clinical notes.

But people aren’t just receiving information; increasingly, they’re generating and sharing health data and knowledge online. And that has the potential to revolutionize our approach to health care.... Read more about A Connected Patient Is a Healthier Patient