We are living in the Internet Age.
A 2011 report from the Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, entitled Always Connected: The new digital media habits of young children, examined the media that are available to and used by children. The report finds that 60 to 80 percent of households with children have Internet access. Moreover, even among young children ages 5 to 9 years old, some 50 to 60 percent of children are using the Internet!
It wasn’t that long ago that the idea that patients could rate their medical experiences and publicly share those ratings seemed to be impossibly difficult and impractical. That idea seems antiquated today. The ability of a doctor rating website to provide greater transparency of medical quality, to provide representative sampling, and to empower patients to give their doctors feedback depends on patients having Internet access. And that access continues to grow.
Use of the Internet is rapidly becoming ubiquitous. DrScore.com is proud to be one of the many organizations to take advantage of this opportunity to improve communication and make the previously unimaginable a normal part of our lives.