UncategorizedDecember 28, 2012

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.

UncategorizedDecember 17, 2012

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?

UncategorizedNovember 26, 2012

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.

UncategorizedNovember 8, 2012

Go mobile

The market for mobile-ready health information continues to grow, even as health apps are just simmering along (in terms of consumer adoption, anyway).

UncategorizedOctober 29, 2012

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.

UncategorizedOctober 23, 2012

Keeping it real at high-tech health conferences

Two recent presentations focused on the human element of health and technology – my favorite topic.

UncategorizedSeptember 5, 2012

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.

UncategorizedJuly 24, 2012

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.

UncategorizedJuly 19, 2012

Health Care Hackers

Presenting our research to a roomful, not just a row full, of rare-disease patients and caregivers was an extraordinary experience.

UncategorizedJuly 10, 2012

CureTogether acquired by 23andme

Grassroots contribution to health research just got a boost. Is it time for us to measure personal genetic testing?