Is "peer-to-peer healthcare" an idea whose time has come? Evidence and recent examples.
The online conversation about health is being driven forward by two forces: 1) the availability of social tools and 2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other.
Lee Rainie discusses e-patients and their online behavior
An overview of Pew Internet's latest findings about technology adoption, with an emphasis on mobile use, social networks, and gaming.
A summary of recent research related to cancer and the internet.
A radical proposal for saving health care (use robots) meets a parallel approach (use people).
HealthCampDC is the latest in the HealthCamp un-conference series addressing the transformation of health care to a participatory model with active patient engagement through the use of social networking sites, open standards and web 2.0.
Consumers are often described as the greatest untapped information resource in medicine, but our research shows that patients and caregivers are already accessing that knowledge.
Social networking may represent an effective way for surgeons to better serve, i.e., to communicate, to educate, to care, for their patients, the public, medical students, residents and the general public.
Joe Kvedar asks an excellent question in his post, The Next Phase of Connected Health: Connected Personalized Health: What are the best variables to consider when taking connected health programs from pilot to scale?