Reflecting on the development of E-Health and participatory medicine
There has been a quiet but steady movement in the healthcare industry for about 10 years or so now, which is only going to continue to grow and expand. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, it is absolutely the wave of the future in Western healthcare and medicine, in my view.
It’s called e-health, and it means what the term implies: healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication. Whether we like it or not, technology, the Internet, and social media are here to stay. It is, without question, the functional foundation of our entire society, and our healthcare system is certainly no different.