Lecture 15, April 3

Lecture 15, April 3 - Lecture 15 April 3, 2008 I. II. III....

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Lecture 15 April 3, 2008 I. Doctors and new technology a. Electronic connections between docs and other providers i. Connect doc directly to doctors, hospitals, drug companies, medical supplies, health insurers, medical databases ii.Doctors will obtain current medical information on-line II. Patients and the internet a. Major source of medical info for patients i. www.webmd.com ii. www.medicinenet.com iii. www.intelihealth.com b. Changes doctor patient relationships i. There are both good and bad websites. 1. A good website: are they selling anything and is it the best thing to do for your health a. What is the source of info, specifically who the info comes from b. Resumes of doctors, qualifications of the source c. Balance of the info presented (pos v. neg or complicated v. simpe) 2. There are no regulations ii.Get info about disease yourself meaning less dependence on doctors 1. Can become an expert in the disease you have (even as much or more about the disease then the doctors) 2. Power v. Info
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Lecture 15, April 3 - Lecture 15 April 3, 2008 I. II. III....

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