Like many people, I’m intrigued by the 23andme drama. Here’s a quote I scribbled down at Health Foo: The data and genomics revolution is akin to the print revolution. Hundreds of years ago, peasants looked at this converted wine press and asked why we need more Bibles when nobody can read. The printing press triggered a […]
Peggy Orenstein‘s article, “Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer,” is worth one of your precious NYTimes.com chits (unless, of course, you’re a subscriber, in which case you have hopefully already devoured it). But don’t just take my word for it, read this post by Katherine O’Brien of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network — the bloggers […]
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?
Quick: check the listings for “The Waiting Room.” If it’s playing in your city, go. (Run if you live in Boston – the director will be interviewed by Alexandra Drane tonight). I went to a screening last night and agree with Ann Hornaday, a movie critic for The Washington Post, who gave it her highest […]
– Fred Trotter, in an article about patient data that reminded me of Daniel Solove’s A Taxonomy of Privacy
Here’s a question which inspired me today, received via email from Christie Silbajoris, director of NC Health Info: My library is rethinking its provision of services to the public. We’ve got a history of going beyond what the average academic health sciences library provides in this area but in this age of budget cuts (and […]