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demographics, positive patterns, trends & principles

Aging & e-Patients: Challenges and Opportunities in Geriatrics

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 and family engagement.” (SPM members are invited to submit guest posts; guidelines are here.) Leslie is this […]

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demographics

Caregivers: a celebration

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. It’s akin to becoming a parent for the first time, but it’s […]

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demographics, net-friendly docs

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

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

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 COPD. I am specifically working on the education component from […]

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demographics, policy issues

Veteran Internet Use and Engagement With Health Information Online

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); veterans who are outside the VA system; non-veterans. The full article is behind the pay wall for Military Medicine, […]

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demographics, trends & principles

Health Online 2013: survey data as vital sign

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. What’s holding steady? What’s spiking? What’s on the decline? Just as a thermometer makes […]

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demographics, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

The Rise of the e-Patient

Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet Project,  presented this wonderful overview of the Project’s health findings at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, on January 12. The Rise of the e-Patient View more presentations from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project Another summary of the Project’s health research is the […]

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demographics, trends & principles

The Power of Mobile

Prepared for Mayo Transform 2010: Thinking Differently About Health Care (video now available). Ten years ago, I wrote the Pew Internet Project’s first report on the impact of the internet on health care, calling it “The Online Health Care Revolution.” Back then, the idea that people were searching online for health information was revolutionary. All […]

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demographics, trends & principles

Mobile, Social Health at the National Library of Medicine

Update: The NLM released new widgets on July 14, along with a redesigned MedlinePlus site. (Read @eagledawg‘s take on these new tools, as well as her response to this post.) Speaking to the senior staff of the National Library of Medicine last week was like going before the best kind of murder board. Picture it: […]

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demographics, research issues

Frequently Asked (But Unanswered) Questions About E-patients

As I’ve written before, I love questions. It’s an honor to be handed someone’s nascent idea and to help them shape it (which is what I think a question really is). But this time I’m asking for YOUR input. These excellent questions were sent to me by Liav Hertsman and his colleagues at Tel Aviv […]

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demographics, trends & principles

Health 2.0 Europe: A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway wrote that Paris is a moveable feast, not fixed in time or place. I think that describes great gatherings of any kind, including great conferences, which begin before the first speaker takes the stage and don’t end simply because the participants have left the building. Health 2.0 Europe began, for me, in February, […]

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