Just before Thanksgiving, Microsoft released a study entitled, “Cyberchondria: Studies of the Escalation of Medical Concerns in Web Search.” Ryen White and Eric Horvitz took advantage of a data set that few people have access to (log files from Microsoft’s Live Search engine and MSN Health and Fitness) as well as a survey of 515 […]
As we continue our discussion of the definitions of 2.0 and user-generated content (UGC), I thought I’d highlight some other buzzwords and link to a few consumer-oriented resources. I still trust librarians to help me judge information sources, so my first set of links are to articles that first appeared in The Journal of the […]
What else out there in the e-patient world is “good enough” (or not)? It might be OK if your diet and exercise plan is just “good enough,” but you want your surgeon to strive for perfection. What are some other examples of “good enough” technology or care?
Bill Tancer is the general manager of global research at Hitwise and writes a column for Time.com called “Science of Search.” His recent column on “Restless Leg, Mumps and Other Maladies” addressed the effect of media attention to certain conditions & diseases. The column is a neat summary of a pattern we had noticed: The […]