Update: The NLM released new widgets on July 14, along with a redesigned MedlinePlus site. (Read @eagledawg‘s take on these new tools, as well as her response to this post.) Speaking to the senior staff of the National Library of Medicine last week was like going before the best kind of murder board. Picture it: […]
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Eric Schmidt wants to solve health care’s “platform database problem” and one critic has countered that “computers cannot practice medicine.” One of Google’s initiatives is to guide consumers to safe, trusted health websites. Is that such a bad thing? Search result placement can make or break a site or a business model, which is where […]
NPR’s Morning Edition story, “Patients Turn to Online Buddies for Help Healing,” combined research and real-life examples, participatory medicine and health data rights. Much of what I said during my interview with Joseph Shapiro is based on what I’ve written and read here on e-patients.net, so, first, thank you. I’ve already started answering questions on […]
I scan menus for keywords (fig, parsnips, salmon…) and it turns out I scan Twitter the same way, looking for anyone who is talking about my favorite topics (data, consumers, information quality…) So when I saw Jonathan Richman‘s tweet the other night, I couldn’t resist it: Anyone ever seen data on the overall accuracy of […]
The National Institutes of Health hosted a Wikipedia Academy today to train scientists, communications staff, and other NIH staffers in how to contribute to what has become a top source for health information in the U.S. (For more details, please see the NIH press release, a Wikipedia project page, and a Wikimedia Blog post.) The […]