Posts Categorized: Theory

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 »

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 »

Measuring digital development for policy-making: Models, stages, characteristics and causes

Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the defence of Ismael Peña‘ thesis Measuring digital development for policy-making: models, stages, characteristics and causes, “which deals about the digital economy and whether governments should help in its development for it might have a positive impact on the real economy and on the society at large”. Measuring… 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 »

Pathways to the doctor: "clinical iceberg" and "the long tail"

I have been reading and taking some wiki notes about ‘Pathways to the Doctor’ in the Information Age: the Role of ICTs in Contemporary Lay Referral Systems written by Nettleton and Hanlon. The article stars explaining the ‘clinical iceberg’ concept identified by social scientists (Last, 1963; Wadsworth et al., 1971) during the post-war years. This… Read more »

Another theoretical blueprint of web 2.0

My first approach to theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0 was Informationalism and the network society: a theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0. Via Fabio Giglietto Facebook I have noticed about an articled written by David Beer and Roger Burrows titled Sociology and, of and in Web 2.0: Some Initial Considerations. Abstract This paper introduces the idea… Read more »

Informationalism and the network society: a theoretical blueprint of Web 2.0

I have been working on my Wiki putting some notes about “Informationalism, networks, and the network society: a theoretical blueprint” written by Prof. Castells (Castells, M. (2004) The Network Society: a cross-cultural perspective. Edward Elgar, MA). Prof. Castells defines Informationalism as “a technological paradigm based on the augmentation of the human capacity of information processing… 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 »

Who is empowered in e-health?

‘Jakob Nielsen’s Digital Divide: The Three Stages’ posted by Ismael Peña talking about Empowerment Divide and a conversation with him make me think about empowerment in health and the consequences of Internet in this topic. Roma Harris and Tiffany Veinot wrote The Empowerment Model and Using E-Health to Distribute Information. In this working paper they… Read more »