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This half hour special looks at the new role of patients and healthcare providers in a world where information is more readily available than ever before. With patients doing more of their own research and connecting with other patients on-line – healthcare providers are often interacting with more engaged, informed and empowered patients. Are doctors and nurses ready to embrace this change? Are medical students prepared to encounter more educated patients? And finally – is a more informed patient – a “better” patient? The Empowered Patient explores the concepts and changing relationships of this new era in medicine.

Resources:
Flip the Clinic
Intake.me
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Empowered Patient Coalition
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Some Trusted Health Websites
Health Libraries in Pennsylvania
Genetic Alliance

The Empowered Patient is sponsored by
The Jewish Health Care Foundation.

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