Peer-to-peer Healthcare: Crazy. Crazy. Crazy. Obvious.
Is “peer-to-peer healthcare” an idea whose time has come? Evidence and recent examples.
The Social Life of Health Information, 2011
The online conversation about health is being driven forward by two forces: 1) the availability of social tools and 2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other.
The Rise of the e-Patient: Understanding Social Networks and Online Health Information-Seeking
Lee Rainie discusses e-patients and their online behavior
Mobile, Social, Games, Texts…and Health
An overview of Pew Internet’s latest findings about technology adoption, with an emphasis on mobile use, social networks, and gaming.
A summary of recent research related to cancer and the internet.
The Future of Health Care: Robots and Networks
A radical proposal for saving health care (use robots) meets a parallel approach (use people).
HealthCampDC is the latest in the HealthCamp un-conference series addressing the transformation of health care to a participatory model with active patient engagement through the use of social networking sites, open standards and web 2.0.
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Consumers are often described as the greatest untapped information resource in medicine, but our research shows that patients and caregivers are already accessing that knowledge.
The E-patient is In: How Social Networking Can Make You A Better Surgeon
Social networking may represent an effective way for surgeons to better serve, i.e., to communicate, to educate, to care, for their patients, the public, medical students, residents and the general public.
Pandas, Lobsters, and Health Care
Joe Kvedar asks an excellent question in his post, The Next Phase of Connected Health: Connected Personalized Health: What are the best variables to consider when taking connected health programs from pilot to scale?