Patient Communities… at Walgreens?

In May, I spoke at the Chronic Care and Prevention Congress about my most recent report, “Chronic Disease and the Internet.” I talked about the social life of health information and the internet’s power to connect people with information and with...

“HIPAA is SO 1996”

That’s a direct quote from Paul Tang, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at last week’s meeting of the Health IT Policy committee, of which he is vice chair. Dr. Tang was riffing on an e-Patient Dave quote, which I read during my testimony: I want...

Cyberchondria: Old Wine in New Bottles

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...

Participatory Medicine, Connected Health

The Center for Connected Health’s 2008 Symposium was held in Boston on October 27-28, 2008.  I gave a talk entitled, “Participatory Medicine: How User-Generated Media are Changing American Attitudes and Actions, Online and Off.” As always, the...

Safety Net Populations

I recently spoke at a workshop entitled Patient Online Access in the Safety Net. (Check out these related posts.) Click image to view full size original. The organizers, Ted Eytan and Veenu Aulakh, asked me to create a participatory presentation, which definitely...

Recruit doctors. Let e-patients lead. Go mobile.

The Health 2.0 conference was an opportunity to learn about an amazing array of emerging technologies and, for me, to connect them to a bigger vision of what’s happened and what’s next. Here is the text of my remarks, annotated with as many links as I can...

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