How the internet and cell phones have changed the way that people relate to organizations and participate in communities.
What does the internationalization of information mean for patients and health professionals? What are the strengths - and weaknesses - of online patient communities?
Social media is simply the current expression of patient activation and engagement. But this time e-patients are part of a larger cultural change that assumes access to information, enables communication among disparate groups, and expects progress.
Quick answers to frequently-asked questions: Is a cultural shift affecting health care? How do people judge the quality of health information online? Are patients ready for this?
How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans' social networks.
Connected patients spread new ideas, new treatments, and new ways of approaching a condition. Put them on your team.
Health 2.0: User-Generated Healthcare showcased patient advocates and their use of technology in pursuit of better health. Susannah Fox provided context for the discussion based on a national survey of people living with chronic conditions.
Susannah Fox presented the latest findings on the internet's impact on health and health care, including an early look at new data showing how people living with chronic conditions gather and share information online.
The number of online adults who use classified ads websites, such as Craigslist, more than doubled from 2005 to 2009.
The share of adult internet users who have a profile on an online social network site has more than quadrupled in the past four years -- from 8% in 2005 to 35% at the end of 2008.