July 8, 2010

Mobile, Social Health

Susannah Fox presented a collection of the Pew Internet Project’s latest research on internet penetration, mobile use, and the social life of health information to the senior staff of the National Library of Medicine.

Looking at this data is like watching the effects of erosion on a coastline: the information landscape is shifting and the changes are picking up speed. The primary message of Pew Internet’s latest research is that if your organization’s information isn’t accessible and readable on a small screen, it’s not available at all to some groups. Now is the time to make changes to online services to account for both the popularity of mobile access and the way it is changing us as internet users.

Join a discussion of the issues brought up during the presentation on e-patients.net.