Carrying on the tradition of taking an epic comment and publishing it as a stand-alone post, I’m very happy to feature Dave Clifford’s take on the new mobile health data: I care very deeply about numbers and measuring what people are doing in reality versus expectations. I believe that polling is a useful quantitative tool […]
In 2008, I summarized Pew Internet’s health findings in 7 words of wisdom: Recruit doctors. Let e-patients lead. Go mobile.* Four years later, I’m banging the same drum, but with even more data to back it up. The market for mobile-ready health information continues to grow, even as health apps are just simmering along (in […]
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 […]
How many times have you been at a conference, listening to some panel, when all of a sudden someone says something that snaps you out of your stupor and you think, “Who *is* that guy?” (And if you’re lucky enough to remember Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, please enjoy the following rendition of that […]
The video of my Mayo Transform 2010 speech, The Power of Mobile, is now up on the conference site as well as on YouTube. It was an honor to be part of this event. Many thanks to David Rosenman and his team for inviting me!
Prepared for Mayo Transform 2010: Thinking Differently About Health Care (video now available). Ten years ago, I wrote the Pew Internet Project’s first report on the impact of the internet on health care, calling it “The Online Health Care Revolution.” Back then, the idea that people were searching online for health information was revolutionary. All […]