Internet access at libraries
In a survey this fall, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project asked whether people had accessed the internet at a library in the previous 12 months. Some 26% of those ages 16 and older said they had.
Is there hope for SMS health alerts?
85% of American adults have a cell phone, yet just 9% have signed up for health alerts via text. What is the potential for this type of intervention?
Rural e-patients face access challenges
Rural residents in the U.S. lag behind those in suburban and urban areas when it comes to technology adoption.
The market for mobile-ready health information continues to grow, even as health apps are just simmering along (in terms of consumer adoption, anyway).
The e is for engagement
What if we redefined the Quantified Self movement to include everyone who keeps a pair of “skinny jeans” in their closet? Themes from two recent speeches by Susannah Fox.
Keeping it real at high-tech health conferences
Two recent presentations focused on the human element of health and technology – my favorite topic.
The internet’s downsides: tell us your stories
Have you ever wished you could unsee a photo of some condition you had Googled? We are collecting stories about the internet’s downsides related to health.
The State of New Media and HIV
At the 19th International AIDS Conference, Susannah Fox shared a social history of the internet – our national story and her grandmother’s story.
Health Care Hackers
Presenting our research to a roomful, not just a row full, of rare-disease patients and caregivers was an extraordinary experience.
CureTogether acquired by 23andme
Grassroots contribution to health research just got a boost. Is it time for us to measure personal genetic testing?