Millennial transformation for primary care

Mil Med. 2010 Jun;175(6):379-81. doi: 10.7205/milmed-d-10-00184.

Abstract

We do not need a crystal ball to see the future. Our web-based future has already arrived in all other aspects of our lives--even our mobile phones. The tools for progress--Personal Health Records, Social Networks, and Online medical information--are widely available. The demand is at hand--Millennials are flexing consumer muscles as they enter the healthcare market. Real "Health Care Reform" requires fundamental changes in practice--which in turn requires effective use of information technologies and adaption to changing consumer expectations. The VHA and the MHS are uniquely capable of leveraging political, academic and technological forces to help move American health care through this millennial transformation. Federal health systems are positioned to demonstrate the value of innovation as America seeks healthcare reform.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Medical Informatics / trends
  • Military Medicine / trends*
  • Primary Health Care / trends*
  • United States