“…more patients are taking control of their healthcare situations via the Internet. They are searching out information on cancer, heart disease, and other afflictions, and many times, when motivated by their own illness, are finding cutting-edge medical research online that their personal physician has not yet received. ”
Scientists can learn faster from each other with the web. Doctors must learn faster from patients who are more invested in finding solutions for their own health. No one today can afford to sit back on their laurels and count on having prestige because of a medical or other degree–the world is simply moving too fast.