Are There Any Dangers to Being An Engaged Patient?

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Today what do you do, the first thing when a doctor tells you you have some sort of ailment, the first thing we do is we ran to the internet. We Google something and we think that is fact and really a lot of what's on the internet isn't necessarily fact. So the responsible thing to do is for companies like Life Technology is to build patient phasing databases, but managed by physicians, so that physicians can prescribe to their patients patients access to this databases where it's providing accurate information relative to the condition that they have, the treatment options that are truly available to them, what to expect from those treatment options, and then further what's happening is patients are able to go on to already developed website, and enter their information as it on these therapies, so that their physicians remotely can monitor their progress on therapy without having to come into the office, all of that to say empowered patients are much better partners for a clinician, but when that empowerment is done accurately and appropriately with the partnership of the physician, the last thing an oncologist wants is for a cancer patient to come in and say, look I saw on Google, this that and the other thing, that's what I want, and the physician we go, well they have nothing rather that what they've read on the internet.

I think that's a challenge we really need to educate physicians, and patients to be better partners in managing conditions especially when it come to genetics because today not every physician has all the information that they need they're too busy. Part of our responsibility is to give them, and empower them with that information and then give them enough information that they in turn can power the patient population that they work with.