Online Communities Empower Patients And Doctors With Data [Future Of Health]
The huge amount of information being shared on communities of people with the same health concerns is valuable to researchers looking for treatments.
As people with chronic health conditions find others with similar experiences online, these new communities are vetting and testing condition-specific treatments and sharing the results with one other. They are not only valuable to their members, but to doctors and researchers as well, who can delve into the large amounts of voluntary health data created by these groups.
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