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Caring and Tracking

June 21, 2013

Earlier this year we discussed some very interesting research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project about the role of technology and the Internet in health and healthcare. We were lucky to have Susannah Fox, Associate Director at Pew,  talk to us a bit about what it means when 21% of people who track…

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Pew Internet Research: 21% Self-Track with Technology

January 27, 2013

Today the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released their latest findings in their ongoing research on the role of the Internet and technology in health and wellness. This latest report, Tracking for Health, is of particular interest to the Quantified Self community because it focuses on self-tracking. Thanks to Pew Associate Director,…

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Talking Data With Your Doc : The Patient

March 29, 2012

Data. Health. Communication. In our daily lives, we are keenly aware of the power of each of these individual concepts. However taken together, their influence on our wellbeing, to borrow a phrase from my friend Karen Herzog, “our wholeness”, is exponentially influential. So why do they seem to rarely coalesce during our conversations, discussions, and…

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One in four adult internet users track their own health data online

July 29, 2011

This is one of the findings in the amazing Susannah Fox‘s recent report for Pew Internet, part of the Pew Research Center. The report is called The Social Life of Health Information, and has several interesting findings. Here is an excerpt: Carol Torgan, a health science strategist, points out that anyone who makes note of…