A summary of recent research related to cancer and the internet.
Online Health Seeking: How Social Networks Can Be Healing Communities
This keynote will explore the Pew Internet Project’s latest findings on health searches and sharing on the internet and smart phones, as well as how digital technologies allow patient-centered communities to emerge and give care to those who are s...
Lessons Learned: Online Patient Communities
Susannah Fox participated in a discussion of how the maturation of online social networks, patient communities, and patient blogs affects health and health care.
Building a Research Agenda for Participatory Medicine
Spot the opportunity: Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Nearly half of American adults use online social network sites. Networks magnify whatever they are seeded with, for good or for ill.
Socially Diverse: Engaging and Mobilizing Communities of Color with Social Media
Aaron Smith will speak at CAPAF’s Internet Advocacy Roundtable to discuss how to best use social media to engage and mobilize diverse constituencies.
The future of social relations
Most experts surveyed in the latest Pew Internet/Elon University study say social benefits of Internet use far outweigh negatives; some say it robs time, exposes private information, engenders intolerance.
Patient Communities… at Walgreens?
I concluded a recent speech with a challenge: If chronically ill patients can find ways to connect and learn from each other, why can't your organizations find ways to connect and learn from them? One executive's positive reaction surprised even m...
Public Health: What’s Digital got to do with it? | Digital Capital Week
A panel discussion focused on digital innovation and public health. Update: Video of the event is now available.
One in five Americans use digital tools to communicate with neighbors and monitor community developments.
Making Health Data Sing (Even If It’s A Familiar Song)
The innovators being showcased today at the Community Health Data Initiative event are examples of people who want to talk about health disparities AND do something about it.
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