UncategorizedNovember 26, 2008

Illness in the age of “e”

Last month, the Connected Health Symposium at Harvard Medical School saw a first: a full-length case study in participatory medicine, described concurrently by both the patient and his physician.

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 15, 2008

Participatory Medicine at NIH, Part 2

The National Institutes of Health recently gathered a group of consumers and people who study them to discuss how to “chart the next course for NIH communications.”

UncategorizedSeptember 8, 2008

Safety Net Populations

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

UncategorizedAugust 26, 2008

Health System Change: Collaborative Researchers

Ha Tu and Genna Cohen of the released their latest report on how Americans gather health information.

UncategorizedAugust 26, 2008

The Engaged E-patient Population

People turn to the internet for health information when the stakes are high and the connection fast.

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.