Posts Categorized: Healthcare Organizations

Mapping the transition of the Catalan Health system to Network Society. A work in progress. How was research developed?

From May to September,  I’m a visiting researcher at Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU). SATSU, in the Department of Sociology, “is a specialist unit dedicated to rigorous analysis of the social dynamics informing contemporary and prospective science and technology. It has an established international reputation as a centre of excellence in three areas: the… Read more »

Excellent reflection about EHR by Vince Kuraitis

Most of the times when I read my RSS feeds I’m susprised by the amounts of post that are based on slogans, beliefs, wishes… but sometimes I’m surprised by the quality of some reflection. I would like to share Vince Kuraitis post entitled EHR 2.0: Thinking Outside the Cat Box. This post presents a number… Read more »

Spreading thesis research results

Lately I haven’t posted because I have been developing my thesis site to spread the results of the research. The site is in Spanish and the discussion will be in Spanish too. Here goes the video of my presentation (it’s also in Spanish if somebody likes to subtitle it, will be very welcome). I’m sorry… Read more »

Thesis defense: The Internet, Health and Network Society

On 23rd January 2009 I defended my PhD thesis “Internet, health and society. Analysis of the uses of internet related to health in Catalonia” supervised by the IN3’s Director and UOC Research Professor Manuel Castells. I’m translating my slide presentation, it takes time because It has many figures, just take a look at the Spanish… Read more »


Today I have received an email telling me “natldialogue (natldialogue) is now following your updates on Twitter”. Obviously, I check the link; its bio description states “How should we protect personal privacy and expand the use of information technology to improve health care?” and its link that points me to A National Dialogue On… Read more »

Society, Health and the Internet references

This post will be for sure my longest post ever. I would like to share my thesis’s references. You could also find them at my personal references manager. Enjoy them! REFERENCIAS · Alonso, J.L. et al. (2003). “Estudio del Web”. En: Cibermetría: nuevas técnicas de estudio aplicables al Web. Gijón: Ediciones TREA, págs. 27-80. ·… Read more »

Health Literacy Conference by Rima Rudd

Today I have attended to Catalonia Health Promoting Hospitals Network kick off meeting. This Network, coordinated by Cristina Iniesta, has organised a conference about Health Literacy with Rima Rudd as key speaker. Rima Rudd conference was marvellous. Here comes my notes from the conference: She started talking about income and education as the fundamental axis… Read more »

Catalonia Health Promoting Hospitals Network- Health Literacy

On Friday, June 13th, 2008, Catalonia Health Promoting Hospitals Network will be presented at CosmoCaixa. The Network has organised a very interesting meeting titled Health Literacy with Rima Rudd (Senior Lecturer on Society, Human Development, and Health at Harvard School of Public Health) as a key speaker. Rima Rudd is a health educator whose work… Read more »

International Seminar: New technology applications to prevention and assistance of addictions

I have been invited by Government of La Rioja, through the Regional Ministry of Health, to participate in the International Seminar “Aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías a la prevención y asistencia en adicciones (“New technologies applications to prevention and assistance of addictions” (26th and 27th, June) located at CIBIR, the Biomedical Research Centre of La… Read more »

Health and Web 2.0 in the Information Age videos available at YouTube

I’m glad to announce that Health and Web 2.0 in the Information Age videos are available at YouTube. Health in the Information Age by Rita Espanha Health and Web 2.0 by Michael Hardey Health and Web 2.0: initiatives from Catalonia Government by Joan Guanyabens Enjoy them! Thanks again to those who made this conference possible…. Read more »