When the organizers of a National Cancer Institute workshop on social media and clinical trials invited me to speak, they said: We have an ethical obligation to understand social media. Social media is not just trendy. It’s a tool, an opportunity to act in an ethical way, not only to increase recruitment but to help […]
Inspired by a suggestion from Michael Seid of the C3N Project, people began tweeting their health care dreams, tagged with #whatifhc. Note: in August 2014 I flipped the order so that new ideas are on top.
Thanks to Joyce Lee, MD, for resurfacing this talk on Twitter today! In watching it again, I’m struck by how the data needs to be updated, but the insights don’t. Clinicians have not yet missed their chance to contribute to the online health revolution (nearly 4 years later)! The tools are going to change, but what […]
A community colleague recently asked me where he might find the latest numbers on the percentage of U.S. adults who participate in online patient communities. In the spirit of “public Q&A” I’d like to share my answer and ask people to add tips about other resources in the comments. Up until July 2014, I led […]
I hunkered down at the library this week, working on a couple of long-term projects. I kept one eye on Twitter, though, as I always do, and wanted to share what distracted — and inspired — me this week: Radiolab: Worth — what would you pay for another month of life? How about a year? […]
Believe it or not, 14 years ago, the idea of using the internet for health was a novel concept. That’s when Pew Internet published its first report about the social impact of the internet on health and health care, raising eyebrows across the U.S. Our data was cited in mainstream news outlets, in JAMA, and, […]