Welcome to The Digital Health Revolution, a biweekly WebTV show featuring the people who are using and making the digital technologies that are reshaping health around the world.
We are pleased to welcome Susannah Fox of the Pew Internet & American Life Project (www.pew.org) to the program. Susannah’s research has shed light on how Americans are using and being influenced by the Internet. For the past decade Fox has led the way in helping us understand how the Internet is impacting the lives of Americans from all walks of life. Since leaving US News and World Report for Pew, she has published numerous research studies on this topic and shed light on the blogging revolution.
In this episode, Fox talks about a concept that was introduced in the 1990s, but has only recently begin to gather steam: the e-patient revolution. E-patients (http://www.e-patients.net/), a term coined by Dr. Tom Ferguson (who passed away in 2006), are individuals who are using the Internet to become true partners in their healthcare. Fox talks about how patients (or e-patients) are being empowered by the Internet.
Join host Fard Johnmar every two weeks to explore the people and technologies reshaping healthcare.
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