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