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Tools help patients interface with doctors

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 19, 2008
A number of "self-care" tools developed by companies including Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are attempting to help people monitor their own health and receive feedback from caregivers. Uses include supporting preoperative care and the management of chronic conditions. Some healthcare experts said the technologies have the potential to lower costs by making the delivery of services more efficient and by empowering consumers to take a more-active role in their own care.