UncategorizedMarch 4, 2010

All Together Now: The Internet Does Not Replace Health Professionals

The kinds of health information sought and found online are different from what people can glean from most traditional sources.

UncategorizedMarch 3, 2010

Designing for Better Health

DiabetesMine and Project HealthDesign are just two examples of how design is taking center stage in health care initiatives. What else are you seeing? What else needs to be done?

UncategorizedFebruary 26, 2010

FCC Comment: Empowering Parents and Protecting Children

This week we filed a public comment in response to the Federal Communications Notice of Inquiry on the issue of “Empowering Parents and Protecting Kids in an Evolving Media Landscape.”

UncategorizedFebruary 23, 2010

FCC: Broadband Adoption and Use in America

An FCC survey finds that 78% of adults are internet users and 65% of adults have home broadband connections.

UncategorizedFebruary 2, 2010

What’s the point of Health 2.0?

I believe that, although very few people engage with their health on a daily or even weekly basis, it is important to understand what they do when their attention is focused on a health question.

UncategorizedJanuary 21, 2010

Health Sites: Some Are More Equal Than Others

Search is central to health information gathering. Now search sites are guiding consumers to safe, trusted health websites. Is that such a bad thing?

UncategorizedJanuary 13, 2010

Four in ten seniors go online

38% of adults age 65 and older go online, a significantly lower rate of adoption than the general population (74%).

UncategorizedJanuary 6, 2010

Strategic Learning for Health Care in 2010

Social media is simply the current expression of patient activation and engagement. But this time e-patients are part of a larger cultural change that assumes access to information, enables communication among disparate groups, and expects progress.

UncategorizedDecember 22, 2009

Latinos Online, 2006-2008

64% of Latino adults ages 18 and older used the internet in 2008, compared with 54% of Latinos in 2006.

UncategorizedNovember 20, 2009

Participatory Culture + Health Care

Quick answers to frequently-asked questions: Is a cultural shift affecting health care? How do people judge the quality of health information online? Are patients ready for this?