Monthly Archives: November 2007

Health and Social Care Information: the role of the Internet and the pharmacist

Health and Social Care Information: A review of provision in the North East is a research report written by Suzanne Lockyer and Elizabeth Blenkinsopp. The authors state “There are currently many drivers for change in the provision of health and social care information to the public” and mention that “the aims of this review were… Read more »

Public Sector Information and Web 2.0

Tobias Escher has posted What Web 2.0 means for Public Sector Information talking about a number of challenges to the way governments provide their information (visibility, competition, control and license) and providing some basic steps government should take in order to make Public Sector Information 2.0 (provide structure formats, leverage the wisdom of the crowds,… Read more »

Personal Health Record discussion

As he did with Google’s PHR, talking even about trust issues, Vince Kuraitis analyzes Microsoft’s HealthVault and four misconception about it: Misconception #1: HealthVault is a personal health record (PHR). Misconception #2: People don’t trust Microsoft, so they won’t sign up for and use HV. Misconception #3: Patients don’t understand PHRs, don’t want them, and… Read more »

More information, please… vs. empirical evidence

I have read More information, please from Newsweek Health about the experience of Cleveland Clinic providing clinical information to patients using the Internet At the Cleveland Clinic, under a program called MyChart, patients are even given access (via a password-protected Web site) to their medical charts. They can get test results, renew prescriptions and request… Read more »

Maplecroft Maps… could be done open access?

Juan Freire has saved one bookmark in his delicious an application called Maplecroft Maps Maplecroft maps is a highly visual, web-based resource which contains detailed country information for over 200 states and maps key social, economic, environmental and political issues and their significance to business and society. This innovative tool is designed to raise awareness… Read more »