A clinical trial in Kenya confirmed that human kindness is the secret ingredient to health and mobile phones are an ideal delivery system. Well, that’s my interpretation. Here’s the gist: Taking your meds is essential to maintaining your health when you live with a chronic condition. People know this, but they need help doing it. […]
peer-to-peer health care
Someone recently asked me to name the most exciting innovation in health care today. I think he was hoping for a sexy technology tip, like an app that’s catching fire in the expert patient communities I follow. Nope. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the most exciting innovation of the connected health […]
I will speak on Monday in Bilbao at an event with 3 names but one goal: to understand how to use social media to innovate and improve health, with a special focus on evidence and the future. I’m looking forward to learning from my hosts and listening to two beautiful languages.
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 […]
People living with rare conditions inspire my work every day. A few resources to check out: Follow @RareDiseaseDay on Twitter or subscribe to my Rare Disease list Read Wendy White’s post on e-patients.net: Rare Disease Day 2013: Help Spread Awareness Read the Pew Research Center’s report featuring insights from people living with rare conditions: Peer-to-peer […]
Here’s a question I received that I thought was worth a public answer: How many people go online to seek a doctor’s opinion about something, such as on an “ask a doctor” site? Pew Research has not asked a survey question that specifically measures that activity, but we have something pretty close, based on our […]