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Health is more than healthcare | John Whyte (Chief Medical Officer at WebMD)

Health is more than healthcare | John Whyte (Chief Medical Officer at WebMD)

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John Whyte is the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD. WebMD is the leading provider of health information and services to consumers and healthcare professionals. The online healthcare information, decision-support applications, and communications services that they provide.

They help consumers take an active role in managing their health by providing objective healthcare information and lifestyle information. They make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits, and communicate with peers. They enable employers and health plans to provide their employees and plan members with access to personalized health and benefit information and decision support technology that helps them make informed benefit, provider and treatment choices.

In this episode, John talks about:

  • His journey and why he still sees patients

  • Social determinants of health (SDOH)

  • What excites him about digital healthcare and artificial intelligence (AI)

  • Why access to information leads to a more engaged patient

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