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Mehmet Oz On Technology and Health Care

Mehmet Oz: I could not do what I do without technology. I am wired in all the time but I make it seamless so it’s easy. I have a [IB] account which it seems like a commercial but it’s… I’ve no affiliation, but I love the fact that I can store my files in or somewhere in space and I can always get access to them and my e-mail is seamless for that reason as well. The other thing about technology I’ve realized that if you really want to communicate to folks when they’re ready to hear it which is important, you got to do on the web. Although I love doing television, the folks aren’t ready to hear the message that I’m delivering when I’m on the tube, it doesn’t have much of an impact. And by creating a fairly robust web element to all the things we’re doing to teach people about health, I’m giving people news they can use when they want it. [Think about as we got on] a plane, right? The stewardess starts going on, moaning about how to put the seatbelts on and the emergency experts so like in Charlie Brown when the [IB] wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, right? You filter it all out, you filter it, nothing gets through, but what if 35,000 feet, if the plane shakes, now, you want to clue in, now you care about the emergency exit and exactly how do I get the oxygen masks down if they fall, and those were the kinds of questions you want to answer when people asking them. So, I want to use the web in particular to get folks the information that’s absolutely essential for the well-being at their fingertips.


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