Posts Categorized: Network Society

Social determinants of Health and ICT for Health (eHealth) conceptual framework

Lately I have been designing, launching and gathering an online panel survey to a representative sample of Internet users in 14 European countries (approximately 14,000 responses). To ground the questionnaire I have developed a conceptual framework inspired and based on the two main sources. On the one hand, the Marmot Review team: Solar O &… Read more »

Evaluation of Integrated Care: From methods to governance and applications – Economics of eHealth

Based on The Economics of eHealth (I) and some inputs from my colleague Cristiano Codagnone I have developed my presentation to “Recent Developments and Future Challenges of Integrated Care in Europe and Northern America” – 11th International Conference on Integrated Care organised by The International Network of Integrated Care, The Julius Center of the University… Read more »

eHealth Literacy as a catalyst to overall digital literacy among the elderly

Susannah Fox has invited Jessica Mark to post on This is a guest post by Jessica Mark, and Outreach Program Manager, Health Communication and eHealth Team in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The result of this invitation is entitled Making Strides… Read more »

Digital Health Care Demand or eHealth Care Demand in Europe – Eurostat

Lately, I have been working with aggregate data from Eurostat ICT usage household survey focused on the usage of the Internet and Health by European citizens. It is worth mentioning that this is a working in progress. Below you can find all variables available per year. Table 1. Variables available per year at Eurostat ICT… Read more »

The integration of Information and Communication Technology into medical practice

I’m delighted to announce that the article entitled “The integration of Information and Communication Technology into medical practice” has been accepted and is already in press at the  International Journal of Medical Informatics. As soon as possible I will upload a pre-print version. PREPRINT Please cite this article as: Lupiáñez-Villanueva, F., Hardey, M., Torrent, J.,… Read more »

eHealth Week 2010 – Barcelona

On March 15th to 18th the Ministerial High Level Conference on eHealth and the World Health IT Conference and Exhibition were being held in the same week in a joint initiative called “e-Health Week 2010”. First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizers, specially TICSALUT Foundation and ehealthweek2010, for the very well organized… Read more »

Health and the Network Society: Spanish/Catalan book launched

I’m delighted to present my book: Health and the Network Society published by Ariel now available at the book stores. I perfectly know that it would not become a best-seller but I hope it could contribute just a little to foster new debates and further research on ICT and Health.Health systems are embedded within technological,… Read more »

Innovation in health: a social science perspective – Andrew Webster

“Innovative health technologies: health systems in transition Workshop” Supported by: Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) Organized by: Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute –UOC) and Michael Hardey (Hull/York Medical School – Science and Technology Studies Unit, Department of Sociology, University of York) Data: 26th November Place: UOC IN3 building. Av. Canal Olímpic, s/n. Edifici B3, 08860 Castelldefels… Read more »

Notes from “The Hacker Ethic: The New Culture after the Current Global Economic Crisis”

Today I have the great opportunity to attend at a research seminar entitled “The Hacker Ethic: The New Culture after the Current Global Economic Crisis” led by Prof. Pekka Himanen, who is currently a Visiting Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute. After a very inspiring presentation, Prof. Himanen has encouraged us to keep the discussion online… Read more »

Towards Health Mass-Self Communication

On 26th October I have the opportunity to act as a moderator in a symposium called Communication in health 2.0, organized by the Institute for Continuing Education (IDEC) and the University of Pompeu Fabra’s Science Communication Observatory (OCC). First of all, I would like to thank Vladimir de Semir, Gemma Revuelta and Clara Armengou for… Read more »