Posts Categorized: ICT

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 »

The End of the Golden Age of Doctoring and eHealth

McKinlay and Marceau wrote The end of the golden age of doctoring. In this article the authors discussed eight interrelated reasons for the decline of the golden age of doctoring: Major extrinsicfactors (generally outside the control of the profession) include: (1) the changing nature of the state and loss of its partisan support for doctoring,… Read more »

Wiki about Access, Use and Consequences of ICT in eHealth and Network Society

During this month I have been working on my wiki site. I have organized the items by these categories: Articles Books Institutions People Research Centers Surveys and Indicators As I have said in another post this space is just a personal notebook. But of course comments will be welcome. I will appreciate them. You can… Read more »

Hospitals on the Net?

A few years ago Porter wrote “Strategy and Internet”. The idea in practice was that “Internet powerfully influences industry structure and sustainable competitive advantage”. In the countries where the healthcare system is not “marked-oriented” the presence of the Hospital on the Net doesn’t matter. There is lack of interest. This is the first barrier. Randeree… Read more »

Web 2.0: A research point of view

I have posted about Web 2.0 a few times talking about some consequences of this topic in the Health field. I usually take the Web 2.0 definition from O’Reilly, but this time I would like to tackle the topic following the empirical research from PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT. In Riding the Waves of… Read more »