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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…
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.”
Safety Net Populations
A recent workshop gave me new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of our data.
Health System Change: Collaborative Researchers
Ha Tu and Genna Cohen of the released their latest report on how Americans gather health information.
The Engaged E-patient Population
People turn to the internet for health information when the stakes are high and the connection fast.
New Health Data
The Pew Internet Project recently updated our top three Latest Trends charts: Who’s Online, Internet Activities, and Daily Internet Activities.