Digital house calls

Brink, Susan
November 1993
U.S. News & World Report;11/22/93, Vol. 115 Issue 20, p76
Discusses how computers are being used increasingly to help patients become their own primary-care providers. Software used both with questions about everyday illnesses and with tough decisions involving surgery; Software such as Personal Physician and The Mayo Clinic Family Health Book; Laser videodisc system that some hospitals, HMOs, and physician groups are letting patients diagnosed with enlarged prostates, back pain, high blood pressure, or breast cancer use.


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