The Pew Internet Project recently issued a short report noting that people living with disability are less likely than other adults in the U.S. to use the internet: 54%, compared with 81%. The first question many people ask when they hear that is, Why? The second is, What can be done? The third is, or […]
17 authors with weapons in hand stare down upon the viewer. The three panel painting measures 60 inches by 144 inches. It is a very large painting, and yet it is crowded with those who have been hurt and those who have suffered. Every one of them is an author. Nearly everyone in the painting […]
Adam Bosworth of Keas delivered quite a lecture yesterday at the Alliance for Healthcare Foundation. He talks about how Americans don’t really like data (but they need it), why “frugal innovation” is the best path for start-ups, how e-Patient Dave shook up the EHR world, why health privacy legislation would kill patient-driven research, and why […]
That’s a direct quote from Paul Tang, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at last week’s meeting of the Health IT Policy committee, of which he is vice chair. Dr. Tang was riffing on an e-Patient Dave quote, which I read during my testimony: I want innovation at a rate that resembles the rate of […]
What would you say to policymakers who are discussing the implementation of a national health information infrastructure? Here’s what I’d say: E-patients want access to tools and information. Many will find what they need, many will not. You can help.