The patient in a digital age - How online and mobile communities are redefining the role of patients.

Blog article by Benoit Berthoux (Digital Transformation Conversations blog)
How many of us remember a time when being unwell meant lying in bed while the doctor was summoned to give his or her verdict on your ailment?  While we may feel nostalgic about that personal relationship with a revered expert, the time is long gone when patients relied on their family doctor to tell them what to do when they were sick.  The digital revolution is transforming the role of the patient, with two themes that stand out in particular: the patient being in control of information and the growth of information sharing and online communities.

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