Health 2.0: How the Internet Can Make You a Powerful Patient

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On this episode of Health Issues, we investigate how the internet or "health 2.0" has revolutionized the way patients get their information. Health 2.0 or "the use of social software and light-weight tools to promote collaboration between patients, their caregivers, medical professionals," plays a major role in patient empowerment and for some patients, using such tools has led to self-diagnosis. Our guests Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya, both co-founders of Health 2.0, join Andrew and Peter for a discussion on the “user- generated phenomenon” turning the once acquiescent patient into a powerful patient.

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