Monthly Archives: May 2007

Putting health into the patient's hands or into the markets' hand?

Adam Bosworth has posted about his speech at the 2007 American Medical Association of Informatics (AMIA) Spring Congress talking about Putting health into the patient’s hands. I do not have any doubt about Google’s capacity to innovate in healthcare field. But probably because in most countries in Europe we have a welfare state model who… Read more »

Infodemiology: a key issue for Web 2.0 in Health

In 2002 Gunter Eysenbach wrote “Infodemiology: The Epidemiology of (Mis)information” describing the emergence of a new research discipline and methodology focus on the study of the determinants and distribution of health information and misinformation. As the author said Information epidemiology, or infodemiology, identifies areas where there is a knowledge translation gap between best evidence (what… Read more »

Some resources about Wikis

Last week I asked some colleagues for references about wikis. There are many people talking to much about Web 2.0 and Health even about Health 2.0 but there is a lack of scientific evidence about those buzzwords. Of course something is going on about Health and Web 2.0 but I guess that most of the… Read more »

A typology of Information and Communication Technology Users by PEW INTERNET

On May 7 PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT publised “A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users“. Here is the Summary of Findings at a Glance: Omnivores: 8% of American adults constitute the most active participants in the information society,consuming information goods and services at a high rate and using them as a platform… Read more »

An open call for Health Wikis

Although the research I have been working during these years shows a scarce use of Web 2.0 in the health field. There are many evidences on the Internet about Wikis and Health. David Rothman has a very interesting list of Medical Wikis and John Sharp has posted Medical Wikis – a follow up. Those pioneer… Read more »

The Internet and Health Communication. Experiences and Expectations

The Internet and Health Communication. Experiences and Expectations edited by Ronald E. Rice and James E. Katz provides an in-depth analysis of the changes in human communication and health care resulting from the Internet revolution.Even though the dynamics of change of Internet technologies, the framework proposed by Rice still helps us to understand the intersection… Read more »