Jay Parkinson recently wrote a post responding to a question raised by Atul Gawande: Can technology be a change agent for health care? Jay’s answer focused on the generational tech divide in medicine today. One quote: “Many of the most influential doctors practicing medicine today have an antagonistic relationship with computers. Change will only come in […]
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The U.S. is facing a serious health care challenge. Nearly half (45%) of U.S. adults are living with at least one chronic condition and many more people are struggling to maintain a healthy weight. We are also presented with a set of opportunities: Clinicians continue to be a dominant source of health information, along with […]
Half of all health searches in the U.S. are done on behalf of someone else. That’s been a core finding of the Pew Research Center’s health portfolio since 2000. We have called information the new chicken soup of the digital age, brought to the bedside by people who want to help. Now, in the social […]
The Pew Research Center will release a new report about caregivers in June. As we prepare, I’m looking for stories to share with reporters so they can better understand the context for our data. If you have experience caring for a family member, a friend, or a neighbor, either now or in the past, please […]
That’s a Tim O’Reilly maxim, not original to me. I quoted it, exasperated, after reading this article: The biggest merger you didn’t hear about yesterday If you haven’t read it yet, please do. It is damn good and damn right. Sorry. It’s just that I feel like the frog in the pot who just saw the […]
I’m looking into public perceptions of patient safety as a possible research topic and have run up against a question I can’t answer. Can you help?