Pew Internet Research

By Neil Versel 05:13 am August 7, 2013
The convergence of mobile devices, wearable health monitors, social media and advanced analytics is starting to shift healthcare consumers away from Google and other Internet search engines toward automated, more personalized methods of finding relevant health information, according to a newly published report. "Today, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, most people begin...
By Brian Dolan 12:45 pm January 16, 2012
According to a new report from comScore, the number of people in the US who access health information from their mobile devices is on the rise. During the months of September, October, and November last year, an average of 16.9 million people used mobile phones to access health information. That number marks a 125 percent growth rate over the same three month period in the previous year. The...
By Brian Dolan 09:23 am March 29, 2010
Pew Internet Research recently published a report that notes that for patients with two chronic illnesses, 52 percent are Internet users. Another Pew study found that 27 percent of patients over 65 years old define themselves as "e-patients". The director of the Center for Connected Health, Joseph Kvedar, points to the latest Pew Research in the first post of his new Connected Health (cHealth)...
By Brian Dolan 05:03 am February 19, 2010
Dr. Ted Eytan, the Medical Director for Delivery Systems Operations Improvement for the Permanente Federation, has penned an important post that offers up six distinctions between mobile health and eHealth -- Eytan emphasized that these are not reasons that mHealth is better than eHealth, just differences worth noting. Here's a quick redux (to understand the nuances, and there are many, be sure...
By Brian Dolan 08:38 am September 23, 2009
There has been a growing consensus that mobile phones are a key platform for reaching minorities in the U.S. when it comes to health information: Earlier this week we pointed readers to a report by the The Hispanic Institute and Mobile Future that found more than 50 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population uses the mobile Internet, while one about one third of U.S. whites do. The Pew Internet...
By Brian Dolan 10:30 am May 21, 2009
Last month at the Health 2.0 meets Ix conference here in Boston, we covered The Pew Internet & American Life Project's health research and digital strategy head Susannah Fox's presentation on the opportunity that mobile devices present for engaging different populations in managing their own care. At the time, Fox noted that despite the opportunity mobile presents, there are pockets of people...