Technology is all around us. Patients have access to and are using many of these technologies, but many are not necessarily tech-savvy or are unfamiliar with the integrity of these technologies. A patient comes to you with some of these technologies and indicates that they are aware of clinical information from a less than reputable site or their fitbit record shows normal vital signs which makes them rely on the technology versus the clinicians advise.
1) How do you respond without antagonizing the patient?
2) What will be your role and approach when faced with these circumstances or other circumstances that not fully informed or that is overly dependent on technology.