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A survey of U.S. Internet users reflected that 18 percent of them had tried to find through the network to others with the same situation to find answers quickly to any questions about the process of quitting, and pregnancy loss program or weight, but also finding people with similar disease delas, heart disease, hipetensión, diabetes.

Most are smarter than the few, said James Surowiecki, author of a highly recommended book entitled The Wisdom of Crowds), which helps us to understand that the amount of talent as a result of the will to collaborate and help is always eectiva persona.Si any other knowledge is power, as Sir Francis Bacon said, imagine if that wealth is the knowledge available to everyone else.

Internet users in the late 90's through the Internet began sharing their own experiences of health (CCRP-ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources) Discussion Forums brain). In 2006, health researchers and consultants Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Matthew Holt defines health 2.0 (Health 2.0) as the use of desktop publishing and easily generate online content to promote collaboration between patients, caregivers, health and satkeholders others.

An example is the movement generated by the groups of patients, women activists such as Our Bodies Ourselves. Patients need information.

If you read a quote from the blog of a patient - Diabetes Journal Scott says: "We want to learn more about the people involved in helping them live better, we know we are not alone out there today that premise to share all relevant information. the patient has understood very well, as the Mayo Clinic has a number of resources for the center of social media.

Obviously, we can not classify into one group for all types of e-patients are faced with the challenge of a new diagnosis, those with one. Chronic, but stable, depending on Carina von Knoop carers and colleagues from the Boston Consulting Group offers a typology of deep e-patient and very helpful in determining the level of the power of the patient based on two independent factors, the severity of his illness and his attitude toward his doctor.

1) The first group would consist of high degree who accept the authority of the physician and depend entirely or almost entirely on professional decision making. They believe that is the prerogative of the physician to provide medical information, they are comfortable with the traditional model of medical paternalism.

2) The second group also believes the doctor is definitely the leader of the health team and trust him, but they are certainly more likely to use the Internet to find more information about their illness and treatments may not only medical waste time with questions.

3) A third group could be considered the younger members of physicians due to its high level of training and information to make decisions in conjunction with your medical team and if not satisfied, to show or express the position.

4) Patients who are defending autonomous often make their own decisions and to insist on the management of their medical treatment in the way they see fit, even against medical advice.

Related to this term is derived from the e-patient a few years later the patient power, coined in 2009 by Trisha Torrey author of "You Bet Your Life! The 10 errors in each patient makes" 5 (How to set them to obtain medical care it deserves). Trisha is now a patient advocate in 2004, but as a marketing consultant and was not aware of the entire health sector, was diagnosed with lymphoma rare, very aggressive when he had to spend many months until healed.

He sold his company in 2006 and since then has been dedicated entirely to the cause of the warning about the risks of a health system that makes mistakes due to lack of adequate physician-patient communication.

In August 2010, the medical affairs correspondent Elizabeth Cohen CNN published his first book "The Empowered Patient: How to get the correct diagnosis, to buy cheaper drugs, Beat your insurance company and get the best care every time" has not yet been translated into Spanish.

The founder and director of the Center for Global eHealth Innovation Toronto General Hospital (Canada), Alejandro Jadad, ensures that the information technology and communication, in particular, social networks can help doctors to "improve" the management of symptoms of their patients.

In a recent interview with El Mundo answer to the question of how social networks could help our health in these terms: ". The possibilities are endless, we can distinguish at least three non-traditional types of eHealth depending on the environment:, institucionalsociales industrial or community or glocal (global and local). "