A clinical trial in Kenya confirmed that human kindness is the secret ingredient to health and mobile phones are an ideal delivery system. Well, that’s my interpretation. Here’s the gist: Taking your meds is essential to maintaining your health when you live with a chronic condition. People know this, but they need help doing it. […]
I wrote a long post on e-patients.net about my one day at Medicine 2.0 on Saturday. Here are a few highlights — people who focused on listening to patients and caregivers: “To learn listen well to impressions voiced by patients first” – Sally Okun of PatientsLikeMe closed her presentation with this poem.
I received an email the other day containing the following question: Are you aware of any randomized trials – in progress, or published – that examined the impact of social networking web 2.0, etc. on patient-level variables (e.g., improved rates of preventive health care, cancer screening, diabetes care, etc)? My answer: I haven’t done a […]
Ernest Hemingway wrote that Paris is a moveable feast, not fixed in time or place. I think that describes great gatherings of any kind, including great conferences, which begin before the first speaker takes the stage and don’t end simply because the participants have left the building. Health 2.0 Europe began, for me, in February, […]
This is a banner week for people who think good design contributes to better health. On Monday, DiabetesMine and the California HealthCare Foundation launched the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. Last year the contest garnered more than 150 entries and awarded a grand prize, a “most creative” prize, and a kids’ category prize. I can’t wait […]
Or: Why health geeks should pay attention to internet access geeks. The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Project and Internet Project just released an in-depth look at internet penetration across racial and ethnic categories in the U.S.: Latinos Online, 2006-2008 From 2006 to 2008, internet use among Latino adults rose by 10 percentage points, from 54% to 64%. […]