Usemed, Arild Faxvaags weblog on healthcare computing

April 17, 2006

Medicine and Internet

Filed under: Personal health records — arildf @ 10:59 pm
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John Udell: “Medicine is, among other things, a kind of information monopoly“. Here we need to distinguish between monopolized access to medical knowledge and medical societies’ ownership of the methods used to generate medical knowledge. Patients have always been willing to share their experiences with, and to learn from other patients. A Personal medical record system with a mechanism that allow peers to share their experiences could become a killer application.

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