Wake up to the new world of participatory medicine: equip, enable and empower patient participation."
I believe this is true in India as well. The trouble is that the number of e-patients is still very small. However, they are influential , and will catalyse a change in the way healthcare is delivered in India. This is already true in certain communities like Gurgaon, which has a very large number of young affluential Indians who live on the internet - and use the web extensively to help themselves get the best medical care.