Stefan Biesdorf and Florian Niedermann of McKinsey wrote an excellent essay laying out 5 myths about health care and technology. It rings true so I decided to add my own evidence to their points: McKinsey Myth 1: People don’t want to use digital services for healthcare Pew Research has found that looking for health information is consistently […]
In 2005, I took a call from someone who worked at Planned Parenthood. He wanted the conversation to be off the record, so I didn’t even write down his name, which is a shame because that conversation changed the direction of my career.
After a very full year of writing reports, giving speeches, and number-checking infographics, I’m left wondering: What’s the most effective way to deliver insights? How can I better serve you? To paraphrase Dr. Seuss: Do you like the data in a table? In a tweet? In a speech? Do you like the numbers in a […]
Update: the videos are up — thanks, @EinsteinMed! On Friday, I spoke at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, along with Kevin Pho, MD. During a planning call, the symposium organizers had shared results from a faculty survey: Fully two-thirds do not use social tools on a regular basis. Asking them, therefore, to spend a half-day […]
Health 2.0 featured a panel devoted to the “new environment for better health care decisions.” I shared some new findings and I’d love to hear what you think: [Update: the video of my talk is now online.] Where I work, at the Pew Research Center, we use data to hold up a mirror to society so you […]
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 […]