Monday, September 13, 2010

Consumers heading to the doctor online

The Wall Street Journal looks at how individuals can turn some of their doctors visits online. From the beginning basics of paying bills on line, looking up lab results and scheduling appointments, patients can increasingly find online care to help themselves and save time for both them and their doctor. Some offices even have the ability to allow patients to the doctor to assess their state of health from home via email or a simple questionnaire.

Do you think more doctors will interact with patients if they can begin interacting online? A simple online assessment could encourage more individuals to check their symptoms online rather than sitting for hours in a waiting room waiting to be assessed by the doctor.

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