demographics

 

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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demographics

Access is (almost) everything

Or: Why health geeks should pay attention to internet access geeks. The Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Project and Internet Project just released an in-depth look at internet penetration across racial and ethnic categories in the U.S.: Latinos Online, 2006-2008 From 2006 to 2008, internet use among Latino adults rose by 10 percentage points, from 54% to 64%.  […]

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demographics, trends & principles

The Social Life of Health Information

The Pew Internet/California HealthCare Foundation report, The Social Life of Health Information, is packed with new findings from a survey of 2,253 adults, including 502 cell-phone interviews, conducted in either English or Spanish. We spent a bundle of money on making this a random sample of the U.S. population, but guess who got a call […]

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demographics, news & gossip, trends & principles

Mobile, social technology and the impact on health care

Fard Johnmar interviewed me about internet adoption, the use of social technologies among minority groups, and my hope that e-patients’ “passion, knowledge, and ingenuity is brought forward no matter what else is planned for health care reform.”

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demographics, e-patient stories

Women and Health Care Disparities: Who Dies and Who Profits?

Are women dying of cancer in the same way they die of heart disease, because physicians trivialize their complaints and they are powerless to get second opinions? How many decades has it taken for cardiologists, practitioners at the apex of medicine, to acknowledge that symptoms of heart disease for women may differ from those for men, and […]

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demographics, hc's problem list

NIH Summit on Health Disparities

NIH is sponsoring a summit this week, The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. I heard about it from Mary Brophy Marcus’s article in USA Today and I found this press release online, but I haven’t seen other coverage of the event. If you spot stories about the summit in the news, on blogs, on Twitter, […]

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demographics

Crowdsourcing a Survey: Reassured? Overwhelmed? Eager? Confused?

The Pew Internet Project is finalizing our fall health survey and we are now in the painful cut phase. Here’s a question I’m hoping to save in a shorter form: At any point in your last search for health information online did you feel any of the following things? At any point, did you feel…?

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demographics

41% of Adults are “Activated Patients”

The Center for Studying Health System Change has released another information-packed report, How Engaged Are Consumers in Their Health and Health Care, and Why Does It Matter.   The researchers created a “Patient Activation Measure” and apparently 41% of adults are what we might call e-patients (empowered, equipped, etc.).

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demographics

Safety Net Populations

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