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Every day patients come to my office having already researched their condition on the Internet. The iPad is another innovation that will change how people access information. In addition, numerous apps are being developed that help people address their health care needs. These technologies will make it easier for us to communicate with our physicians and can make us more involved health care consumers.  

As these resources become more widely used, I anticipate that more and more patients will be giving their doctors feedback through the DrScore Web site. More doctors will use the Internet to communicate with patients. More and more, I find myself Googling with patients to help show them pictures of rashes and to find medical information on their condition. In addition to all its other benefits (and limitations), electronic medical records lets me easily show patients graphs of how their blood test results change over time. 

Medicine is evolving. Enjoy the ride! 

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