AOL News op-ed: How the Web and social networks will benefit patients

My op-ed was published today in AOL News: Docs Need to Get with the Internet Program.

Here’s an excerpt:

… patients should be vigilant about checking the source of what they read on the Web. Ensure it comes from a reputable institution — such as a hospital, medical school or government agency.

The Internet has fundamentally changed the doctor-patient relationship by breaking down the information walls traditionally separating patients from their health professionals. How both parties navigate this new paradigm will determine how much the Web and social networks will benefit patients.

Enjoy the piece.