e-Patients, otherwise known as internet patients, are health consumers who use the web to find information about certain medical conditions.
ese savvy surfers also use electronic communication to source information for family, friends and their own ailments.
e-Patients are equipped, enabled, empowered, engaged, equals, emancipated and experts.
e-Patients report two outcomes of their health information searches ::
better health information and services
different [not always better!] relationship with their doctor