While the Millennials are beginning their careers as physicians, their peers are beginning their careers as patients. What are some of the ways this generation may impact the other side of the stethoscope?
Explore this issue:January 2015
Perhaps the biggest will be in the area of technology. The younger generation as a whole is and, it seems, has always been, “plugged in.” Unlike Baby Boomers, and even many of the Generation X group, face-to-face relationships are not as important for this generation. The catchphrase going forward may change to, “The doctor will text you now.”
Greater Tech Comfort
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group President Robert Pearl, MD, recently noted in his blog on Forbes.com that while Boomers generally value face-to-face relationships, both younger generations embrace their mobile devices to a much greater extent and with a much greater level of comfort.