Twitter and Health: A National Dialogue On HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY
October 27, 2008
Today I have received an email telling me “natldialogue (natldialogue) is now following your updates on Twitter”. Obviously, I check the link http://twitter.com/natldialogue; 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 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY.
The dialogue is launched by this question “How should we expand the use of information technology and protect personal privacy to improve health care?” and encourage people to submit ideas or concerns, write questions or comments, share stories or vote ideas from other people. Furthermore, the website provides expert information about the issue
Twitter is just used to follow conversation, but this web also provides a opinion tracker to show what people are thinking and saying about how information technology can be used to improve healthcare while safeguarding privacy.
I must keep an eye on this initiative as a clear and intereting case study to be analysed.