Transforming healthcare

Posted on July 21, 2013

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Here’s some quotes from a US News article about our need to be the driving force behind getting all the information we need to help manage our health care.

  • “Consumers must provide the impetus for new medicine – a new medicine that is no longer paternalistic, since the doctor does not necessarily know best anymore.”
  • “The American Medical Association has lobbied the government hard for consumers not to have direct access to their genomic data, asserting that this must be mediated through physicians.”
  • “We know that 90 percent of physicians are uncomfortable and largely unwilling to make decisions based on their patients genomic information.”

It’s ” your DNA, your cellphone and your right to have all of your medical data and information.”

via How Technology Is Transforming Health Care – US News and World Report.

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