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  • Using The Internet to create Informed PatientsNrip NihalaniPlus91 Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • WHY TALK ABOUT THE INTERNET
    Marshall McLuhan predicted in 1964 that our current and future electronic technologies would create a Global Village  World Wide Web
    The pervasiveness of the WWW enables its users have “Access to Information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”. Consumer  Patient
    By providing Patients with access to information, which can be used to influence how they make decisions regarding their health care, the Internet provides the ability to break down traditional barriers of power
  • WHAT CANT THE INTERNET DO
    It cannot cure you
    It cannot force you to take your pills
    It wont prevent you from taking the wrong medication
    It wont prevent a surgeon from mistakenly operating on the wrong knee
    It wont prevent a mishap in a surgery
  • THEN WHY USE IT
    Fast Efficient Tool for Information
    Risks
    Options
    Pervasive Medium
    In Expensive
    Collaborative
    Self Adjusting
    Inherent Quality Check
  • WHAT INFORMATION CAN THE INTERNET PROVIDE
    General Medical References  neurocysticercosis
    Side Effect Information
    Surgical  E.g. SIDE EFFECTS OF A LASIK SURGERY
    Drugs E.g. If it is not used at the correct dosage and frequency, Crocin may cause liver damage leading to liver failure
    Emergency and First Aid Information
    Recommendations for Medical Care
    Evaluations of hospitals, clinics and physicians
    Health Insurance Options
    Healthcare Plans from Labs and Centers
  • HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION
    This health Information can be used for:
    Evaluating Risks
    Decision making
    Disease Management
    Emotional support
    Health Promotion 
  • WHERE IS THIS ON THE INTERNET
    Medical Websites
    Hospitals and Clinics
    Physicians and Surgeons
    Informative and Interactive Portals
    Digital Medical Libraries
    Medical Newsletters
    Push Channels
    Twitter – docFeedOnTweet
    IRC –> For the advanced Internet User
  • EXAMPLES
    MedicineNet www.medicinenet.com
    MedlinePlus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ 
    Mayo Clinic  www.mayoclinic.com
    NoBabyNow www.nobabynow.com
    DocFeedOnTweet on Twitter
    Wikipedia  The Ultimate Fallback Option
  • PAIN POINTS TODAY
    There is still a lot of collaboration required which is missing
    Within Patient Communities
    Within the Medical Ecosystem
    Healthcare Professionals are yet to use this medium effectively 
    Localized Sites with an Indian Context are few and still poor in Quality
  • HOW TO SOLVE THEM
    Step1
    Patients force doctors to provide information
    Physicians, Clinics and Hospitals must get Websites
    Doctors must improve their Computer skills
    Doctors must start blogging, tweeting, becoming Social on the Web
    Doctors should encourage Patients to build online community forums where they can frankly discuss treatments --- INVOLVE THEM
  • STILL SOLVING
    Step 2
    Online Electronic Medical Record Solutions
    Provide Patients with Personalized Health Records
    Patients: Use Emails with your doctors  Save his Time
    Doctors : Use SMS’s to provide Alerts  PUSH Info to the Patient
    Step 3
    Lets do this first, else we will just keep talking 
  • SUMMARY
    The Internet is a Fantastic Medium for sharing Healthcare Information and creating Informed Patients
    The Informed Patient can use the Internet to make sure the care they receive is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.
  • QUESTIONS