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.”