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The Healthcare Reformation

The Healthcare Reformation

What sits behind the rise of Digital Health is not ultimately about technology.  It goes far deeper.  Fundamentally, we’re seeing a significant cultural shift in healthcare, driven by patients and carers.  Through the internet, mobile devices and Digital Health Communities we’re seeing the democratisation of medical knowledge. Knowledge that was previously only available to and understandable by health providers (an educated elite) is increasingly being opened up to health consumers, many of whom are capable of understanding and synthesising large…

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I’m Not Confused…

I’m Not Confused…

As I said at #hic16 on Monday… I’m not confused. I just want more from healthcare. I don’t want to self-diagnose. But I do want explanations – more explanations than you can give me in the few minutes that you have before you see your next patient. I want information. I want to hear other peoples stories. I want to share my experiences. I want somebody to listen and understand what I’m going though. I want community. I want compassion….

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