UncategorizedNovember 12, 2008

Happy Dogs in a Pile of Sticks

Hunter Gatewood likens early adopters to “happy dogs in a pile of sticks” and says that in order to spread change you need to recruit the “hesitant cat, waiting to see what works.”

UncategorizedOctober 30, 2008

Participatory Medicine, Connected Health

I presented our latest data on social media and health to the Center for Connected Health’s 2008 Symposium in Boston.

UncategorizedOctober 27, 2008

Participatory Medicine: How User-Generated Media are Changing American Attitudes and Actions, Online and Off

The internet has changed people’s expectations of their relationship with health professionals. One possible next step is the concept of participatory medicine.

UncategorizedOctober 1, 2008

Crowdsourcing a Survey: Health Topics

The New York Times quoted our data in an article entitled Logging On for a Second (or Third) Opinion. We happen to be preparing our next health…

UncategorizedSeptember 8, 2008

Safety Net Populations

A recent workshop gave me new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of our data.

UncategorizedJuly 30, 2008

New Health Data

The Pew Internet Project recently updated our top three Latest Trends charts: Who’s Online, Internet Activities, and Daily Internet Activities.

UncategorizedJuly 18, 2008

Doctors’ Digital Footprints

A recent JAMA article warns doctors to follow their own digital footprints since patients may be doing so already. But is searching for information about a doctor so different from searching for information about a neighbor, classmate, or colleague?

UncategorizedMay 7, 2008

Participatory Medicine

Participatory medicine and why people are “looking for the mouse.”

UncategorizedApril 23, 2008

Are You Impatient for Doctor-Patient Email?

UncategorizedApril 15, 2008

Health Care Consumerism

Deloitte has created a new health consumer typology that is worth checking out, despite their reliance on an online-only sample.