Plugged-in patient more empowered

Share this article:

A survey of patients by HealthCentral found that 30% exhibited characteristics of “empowered patients—problem solvers wanting to understand not only their condition but their treatment options and how they work. Education, income and source of health insurance were not predictive of whether or not a patient was ‘empowered.'”

Rather, those patients were simply more active online and more inclined to share their medical stories and seek out those of others. HealthCentral polled registered users of its sites for the survey. Half of respondents were “more traditional mainstream patients with some characteristics of empowered patients.”
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of MMM to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Pharmaceutical

 

Did you miss January's Top 40 Healthcare Transformers issue? Read how these inventors, strategists, entrepreneurs and wonks are challenging, disrupting and otherwise transforming the healthcare business. And join us April 30 to honor them at the Transforming Healthcare Dinner. Click here.