Thursday, December 15, 2005

Why I love google

I am a big believer in the power of information, which is why I run HELP, the world's largest patient education library. The reason I love google is that it's made so much health and medical information so easily accessible to patients. Armed with just a computer with an internet connection, today's well-informed patient has access to much more medical information than even a doctor in the world's leading hospital did just 10 years ago ! Search engines in the past were complex and difficult to use. Google's simplicity allowed many more people to tap into the vast storehouses of medical and health information available on the internet. Allowing such easy access to information has allowed google to dramatically change the doctor-patient relationship - for the better, in my opinion. Today, patients can be as well-informed as they choose to be - and they don't have to depend upon their doctor anymore for educating them ! Knowing that so much information is available - information which can be reliable, updated and easy to understand ( if you know where to look) can empower patients to make their own decisions !

No comments:

Post a Comment

Get A Free IVF Second Opinion

Dr Malpani would be happy to provide a second opinion on your problem.

Consult Now!