What evidence would you bring to convince cancer researchers and policy makers to pay attention to how the internet is changing health and health care? That’s my challenge for the Dec. 14 meeting of the President’s Cancer Panel, “The Future of Cancer Research: Accelerating Scientific Innovation” (PDF of the agenda).
The March 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine includes a letter from Brad Hesse, Richard Moser, and Lila Rutten, three National Cancer Institute researchers whose work is a continual inspiration to me. Their analysis of data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) shows that the vast majority of Americans, “despite […]
Press coverage of the Pew Internet Project’s recent report, “Information Searches That Solve Problems,” focused on how “libraries still matter” especially among young people. One aspect that I think merits further attention is how people interact with various information sources when they are dealing with a serious illness or health concern.
I was lucky enough to be invited to a “Data Users Conference” sponsored by the Health Information National Trends Survey/National Cancer Institute, which really should have been called Health Data Geeks Unite! If you have a moment, I highly recommend browsing through some of the presentations, particularly the following: David Stinchcomb showed how isopleth maps […]