The ImPatient Consumer

We’re humbled by the 2.7 billion doctor answered that we’ve served over the past 4 years through our hugely popular free Q&A service that allows anyone to ask a medical question and get an answer from a US-licensed doctor – often from more than one doctor, and usually within minutes. Our service has become one READ MORE →

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Access Health

When I grew up, the primary sources of health information for most of us were our physicians or our friends and family. But over the past decade the resources we use and rely on for health information, and how we use it, have radically changed. With the ubiquitous availability of the Internet, we’re now taking on the role of gathering and assessing this information ourselves, often before we visit or return to our doctors. To find health information, most of us turn to search engines or health sites — whether to answer questions about a new physical discomfort, a known ailment or about a health matter facing a child or other person we care. READ MORE →

Welcome to the New Era of Interactive Health

Our founder and CEO, Ron Gutman’s visionary piece on Interactive Health is featured in Forbes today. Ron highlights that Interactive Health is not about “fixing” the broken healthcare system; it’s about engaging each of us, well or ill, in our health, well-being, and the process of care. Moreover, it’s about empowering physicians and healthcare professionals to actively participate and help us achieve better and more cost-effective care. Interactive health is about making health knowledge, supportive care, and motivation available to us, anytime and anywhere, so that we can integrate this wisdom into our daily actions to live longer, healthier, happier lives. READ MORE →