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New Pew Study Shows Patients Turn to Internet for Health Information; Now Can We Get Docs to Do The Same? | The Health Wisdom Blog
The internet is changing the way patients not only get information but the way they interact with doctors and their families. Unity Stoakes discusses one of the major healthcare challenges today – lack of a credible online resource for physicians to recommend to their patients.
Introducing . . . The Digital Health Revolution | HealthCareVox
Fard Johnmar introduces a new bi-weekly program he’s hosting that will chronicle how the Internet, computers, mobile phones and other technologies are impacting health globally, with a major emphasis on social media (blogs, podcasts, social networks).
The e-Patient Revolution | HealthDot @ ScribeMedia.Org
One of the first episodes of The Digital Health Revolution featuring Susannah Fox of the Pew Internet & American Life Project discussing the e-patient revolution.
To view all episodes, visit the Digital Health Revolution home page.
Ability to email Your Doctor Improves Care | Comments on the e-Patient Revolution
Charlie Smith MD writes about a recent study in Pediatrics showing that patients who were allowed to email their doctors improved their perceptions of care.
- Medical 2.0 – A new health 2.0 directory for all of you | Medical 2.0
Uri Ginzburg introduces a new directory resource that aggregates medical and life science applications, platforms and websites that are based on web 2.0 tools.
The first Journal dedicated to Personalized Genetics? | ScienceRoll
Berci Mesko writes about BMC Medical Genomics, a new open access journal that will publish original peer-reviewed research articles on functional genomics, genome structure, genome-scale population genetics, epigenomics, proteomics, systems analysis and pharmacogenomics in relation to human health and disease.
Why Do People Enjoy Being Frightened? | Dr. Val and the Voice of Reason
Next week is Halloween. Dr. Val discusses the reasons why people enjoy being frightened. Boo!