Health is active and matter-of-fact, not passive and magical. Technology can enhance health by narrowing gaps in care and tailoring care to people’s lives. Those with limited resources may need access. Those with more resources might benefit from less care. Communication technology can transform healthcare, as it has countless other industries, by helping physicians and other providers transfer their expertise directly to those who need care. Benign, preference-sensitive conditions such as tennis elbow might even be entirely self-managed in the near future. This panel will explore the opportunities and potential barriers to improved health via technology-based self-care.
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