Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
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5/28/2014 | 5:25:04 PM
Re: The future of healthcare: Self Diagnosis?
There is that risk, sure, but the alternative means continuing to keep patients in the (graying) dark about conditions. When someone has an affliction, they often become better versed in it than some general practitioners! Perhaps having access to real patient data, instead of half-truths and out-and-out lies on some health sites, will help shed more light? I doodled around with this analytics tool a little; it's interesting but not sure it would cause a patient to stop/start doing something against doc's orders.
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5/28/2014 | 11:42:39 AM
The future of healthcare: Self Diagnosis?
While I love the idea that these advancements are aimed at helping healthcare practitioners find more detailed and empirical evidence to help them make better decisions, I worry that having a free tool will lead to an increase of the old "WebMD syndrome" whereby users who aren't involved in the healthcare industry will misread such information and self-diagnose against the better judgement of their practitioners.  

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