Democratizing Health: The Power of Community

By George Flores
September 16, 2016
 The phrase “democratizing health care” is gaining popularity in discussions about how technology is enabling consumers to better manage their health-related behaviors and to participate more fully in decisions about treatment. The effect is re-shaping the power balance in doctor-patient relationships; and applications such as e-visits and telehealth are becoming transformative factors for how the health care delivery system operates.

Although technology-enhanced health care and self-reliance are important advancements toward improving personal health, additional gains in health status are possible with technology-enhanced civic action directed toward improving population health. Read more >>

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