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What does It take to be an e-Patient?

Patients can no longer afford to be passive about their health care, leaving it to their physician to take responsibility for treatment choices, medication adherence, how often to see a doctor and how to manage a chronic condition.  In this era when patients have a twenty  minute window to see their primary care physician,  during which they must: cover all the health issues that have come up, get all of their questions answered,  and figure out the best ways to address health problems, it is critical that patients become engaged, empowered individuals who  take an active collaborative role in their health care.  In a recent article in Healthcare IT News, by Diane Manos, Senior Editor,  I outline the  six ways that, with little effort and a small amount of advance preparation,  patients can become involved, active participants in their care for a better outcome.


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