> Health 2.0 describes a new era for health innovation where stakeholders collaborate, patients are empowered and the production of health becomes participatory.
But it’s not just about social media and communities anymore: it’s also about patient-physician communication, personalized medicine, population health management, wellness, sensors/devices/unplatforms, data, analytics, system reform and more.
Patients now often come to their physician’s office having researched what they think is their condition. When they challenge their doctors’ knowledge and diagnosis, this usually happens in cases where there was already a lack of trust in the relationship. I believe doctors should encourage and guide this attitude, work with their patients to help them understand how the information they found may or may not apply to them.
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