Practice Economics

VIDEO: Patient-generated health tests pose challenges, opportunities for doctors


 

AT THE AMWA ANNUAL MEETING

CHICAGO – Technology advances are giving patients direct access to myriad health tests and their own health data, but what role do physicians have in responding to such patient-generated assessments?

Dr. Marc Triola of New York University in New York says that the growing reach of health care technology presents both challenges and opportunities for the physician-patient relationship. Dr. Triola spoke at the annual meeting of the American Medical Women’s Association about how physicians can embrace technology and use advancements to improve quality of care.

In this video interview, Dr. Triola speaks about the new ways in which patients can assess their own health data and how doctors should address the test results. He also discusses barriers posed by new technology and how physicians can help shape the changing delivery of health care.

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