It is time to bring medicine home. To be truly patient-centric, we need to think about the patient before he or she leaves home, not just when the patient’s in the doctor’s office or hospital.
That’s why I believe the future belongs to a partnership of clinicians, entrepreneurs and patients. Patients who “plug in,” who engage in self-service, who go online, who join social media and virtual support groups—have better health outcomes than patients who don’t. Isolation kills. Connectivity is good medicine. Taking ownership is the single greatest step toward health and wellness.
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