UncategorizedJuly 16, 2010

Crowdsourcing a Survey: Health Topics

One of our core health findings (8 in 10 internet users, or about two-thirds of U.S. adults, look online for health information) is based on a series of questions that is tweaked in each survey. We re-word or separate concepts, cut some topics, a…

UncategorizedJuly 15, 2010

Pandas, Lobsters, and Health Care

Joe Kvedar asks an excellent question in his post, The Next Phase of Connected Health: Connected Personalized Health: What are the best variables to consider when taking connected health programs from pilot to scale?

UncategorizedJuly 13, 2010

Mobile, Social Health at the National Library of Medicine

Speaking to the senior staff of the National Library of Medicine last week was like going before the best kind of murder board. Our jumping-off point was the Pew Internet Project’s latest research on internet penetration, mobile use, and the socia…

UncategorizedJuly 9, 2010

Millennials will make online sharing in networks a lifelong habit

Tech experts generally believe that today’s tech-savvy young people will retain their willingness to share personal information online even as they get older and take on more responsibilities.

UncategorizedJuly 7, 2010

Mobile Access 2010

Six in ten Americans go online wirelessly using a laptop or cell phone; African-Americans and 18-29 year olds lead the way in the use of cell phone data applications, but older adults are gaining ground.

UncategorizedJuly 2, 2010

The future of social relations

Most experts surveyed in the latest Pew Internet/Elon University study say social benefits of Internet use far outweigh negatives; some say it robs time, exposes private information, engenders intolerance.

UncategorizedJune 18, 2010

Adults and Cell Phone Distractions

Adults are just as likely as teens to have texted while driving and are substantially more likely to have talked on the phone while driving.

UncategorizedJune 17, 2010

Patient Communities… at Walgreens?

I concluded a recent speech with a challenge: If chronically ill patients can find ways to connect and learn from each other, why can’t your organizations find ways to connect and learn from them? One executive’s positive reaction surprised even m…

UncategorizedJune 11, 2010

The future of cloud computing

Technology experts and stakeholders say they expect they will ‘live mostly in the cloud’ in 2020 and not on the desktop, working mostly through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices.

UncategorizedJune 9, 2010

Neighbors Online

One in five Americans use digital tools to communicate with neighbors and monitor community developments.