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#DocTom10: Foreword by Pew Research – astounding statistics from Y2K


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Next in our #DocTom10 series, which started here. Today we resume our review of the chapters of Tom’s White Paper. This Foreword stands on its own, with no comment needed, so we’ll just paste it in verbatim. Note: these numbers are from 2000, when the Web...

Aging & e-Patients: Challenges and Opportunities in Geriatrics


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Guest post by SPM member Leslie Kernisan, whose words first appeared here in a September interview at Medicine X: “Leslie Kernisan (Twitter @GeriTechBlog), a geriatrician who’s deeply interested in and committed to enabling elders and caregivers through patient...

Caregivers: a celebration


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Becoming a caregiver seems to change people as health information consumers. They turn up the volume on every information source. They track down information as if it is a competitive sport.* They don’t let pay walls or office hours stand in their way....
How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?

How do (older, lower-income) patients learn?


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Rebecka Sexton of the Center For Innovation at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, emailed a great question and I’d like to share it more widely: We are working on a project here at Carilion on chronic diseases related to Population Health Management related to...

Veteran Internet Use and Engagement With Health Information Online


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New analysis of the Pew Research Center’s 2010 health survey results show differences among three populations: veterans of the U.S. military who obtain their health care within the Veterans Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA);...

Health Online 2013: survey data as vital sign


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Survey data is a snapshot of a population, a moment captured in numbers, like vital signs: height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, etc. People build trend lines and watch for changes, shifting strategies as they make educated guesses about what’s going on....

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