I received an email the other day containing the following question:

Are you aware of any randomized trials – in progress, or published – that examined the impact of social networking web 2.0, etc. on patient-level variables (e.g., improved rates of preventive health care, cancer screening, diabetes care, etc)?

My answer:

I haven’t done a recent literature search, but if I did, I’d start at the following sites:

http://www.ictconsequences.net/refbase/

http://www.jmir.org/search

http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/

http://www.jopm.org/

I would also look at the presenters and innovators affiliated with these organizations and events:

http://www.connected-health.org/

http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2011

http://www.health2con.com/

Let’s help out this researcher. Where else would you look for publications or reports of trials in progress? Please add them in the comments.

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