One of the most important customer-service lessons I ever learned was from E-patient Dave: when it comes to disseminating research, give people what they need, not what you want to create. About a decade ago, Dave was on deadline to turn in slides for a presentation. He needed one key survey finding to illustrate a […]
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Dr. Joe Kvedar interviewed me for his podcast, Well/Connected, and I thought I’d share footnotes for all the resources I mentioned. Key findings from the national survey of 14- to 22-year-olds focused on digital health and social media use, sponsored by Hopelab and Well Being Trust, which took a special look at people living with […]
Janet Kennedy recently hosted me on the Get Social Health podcast, which focuses on how social media is being used to help hospitals, clinicians, caregivers, and patients connect and engage. We discuss how Twitter hashtags can be like camp fires, where people gather to tell stories, and why I have empathy for people who don’t […]
Three blockbuster reports focused on teens and technology have come out recently: Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018, by Monica Anderson and Jingjing Jiang (Pew Research Center) Digital Health Practices, Social Media Use, and Mental Well-Being Among Teens and Young Adults in the U.S., by Victoria Rideout and Susannah Fox (Hopelab and Well Being Trust) […]
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.