The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions By Susannah Fox, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn and Lisa Suennen I’ve lived long enough to have learned The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned But that won’t happen to us Cause it’s always been a matter of trust -A […]
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Senator Ted Kennedy was an e-patient–Susannah Fox
CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen makes a compelling case in her column today: How to get Kennedy-esque health care on your budget. Anyone with internet access can gather the information they need to make better health decisions, as e-Patient Dave and Karen Parles did, and refuse to take “no” for an answer, as Sen. Kennedy did.
Mobile, social technology and the impact on health care–Susannah Fox
Fard Johnmar interviewed me about internet adoption, the use of social technologies among minority groups, and my hope that e-patients’ “passion, knowledge, and ingenuity is brought forward no matter what else is planned for health care reform.”
Cyberchondria: Old Wine in New Bottles
Just before Thanksgiving, Microsoft released a study entitled, “Cyberchondria: Studies of the Escalation of Medical Concerns in Web Search.” Ryen White and Eric Horvitz took advantage of a data set that few people have access to (log files from Microsoft’s Live Search engine and MSN Health and Fitness) as well as a survey of 515 […]
New York Times Health Section
The New York Times published an amazing array of health articles yesterday, each one of which is worthy of a discussion on this blog (and not just because we were mentioned in this one). But I also want to take a minute to appreciate the entire online Health section of the Times, which consistently grabs […]
Doctors’ Digital Footprints–Susannah Fox
Is it “disordered” behavior to Google your doctor? An article in JAMA suggests that doctors be on their guard.