Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Terri featured in NYT

Per Jon Schwartz in the Nov. 29 Health section of the New York Times, researching health issues online is nothing new, but increasingly patients like my step-sister Terri share their experiences and knowledge through online peer-to-peer networks. "These expanded capabilities allow people to share information easily, upending the top-down path of information between doctors and patients. Today, said Clay Shirky, an expert in the evolving online world, patients are 'full-fledged actors in the system'."

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