"Can the grassroots Internet do for health what it is doing for politics?" asks Esther Dyson in the Financial Times. She writes that the Internet has allowed people to become "vocal and engaged" in politics and that this has changed what they expect to know about their medical institutions. Electronic medical records are a step, she says, but people need access to their own data. She writes:

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