Mary and Alice

February 26, 2009
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As I was having lunch the other day, I overheard a conversation between two lovely women in their late 60’s.  Mary and Alice (not their real names) were taking turns getting each other up-to-date on their lives, including their recent health issues.  What I found interesting was how naturally they had incorporated e-health resources into their lives.  They each described their respective processes of self-diagnosis, online disease research, and health decision making.  Though it was obvious neither of them had medical training, it was also obvious that they used reasonably sound processes for investigating their respective problems and potential solutions.  And both were doing well.

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As I was having lunch the other day, I overheard a conversation between two lovely women in their late 60’s.  Mary and Alice (not their real names) were taking turns getting each other up-to-date on their lives, including their recent health issues.  What I found interesting was how naturally they had incorporated e-health resources into their lives.  They each described their respective processes of self-diagnosis, online disease research, and health decision making.  Though it was obvious neither of them had medical training, it was also obvious that they used reasonably sound processes for investigating their respective problems and potential solutions.  And both were doing well.

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