Director, Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy – Department of Pharmacy Practice Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine – Biomedical Informatics Program Nova Southeastern University
Attended Medicine 2.0'08 (Toronto, Canada)
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Risk 2.0: The future of connected health (Panel)
Over the past decade the Internet has radically changed the dynamics of health, bringing not only new ways of providing information and care for individuals, but also for communicating and managing health matters on a global basis. New applications, services and access to information have permanently altered the relationships between consumers, health professionals, industry and governments - and there are more changes yet to come with Health 2.0. One of the tenets of Health 2.0 is choice...
Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Web 2.0-mediated Blended Learning: Separating Fact from Fiction
Background: Due to a congruence of generational characteristics and technological capacity, there is a perceived potential to incorporate Web 2.0 technology into health professional education. Unfortunately, no clear guidance exists regarding the development or viability of blended educational initiatives. Objective: The purpose of this study was to take the first step in addressing the identified knowledge gap by characterizing the knowledge, familiarity, and preferences regarding We...
Ethics 2.0: Implications for Connected Health (Panel with interactive audience response system)
Does the Social Web demand a new ethical paradigm? Not only is the broad adoption of Web 2.0 tools and services dramatically changing patterns of interconnection in the health domain; it is also raising new questions about content stewardship. Of concern from an ethical perspective is that health-related data are made available, or potentially available, through the actions of individuals, communities or websites. These technologies have created a Web 2.0 enabled nexus wherein consumers, heal...
Readability of the Top 50 Prescribed Drugs in Wikipedia
Background: Wikipedia is one of the most frequently used resources by online health information seekers based on search rankings and page views. One benefit often ascribed to Wikipedia is its consumer-friendly content. However, the readability of Wikipedia’s drug information content has never been systematically evaluated. While the average reading level of most Americans is between 6th to 9th grade, the average American seeking health information on-line typically has a college educati...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Impact of Texting and Predictive Potential of Health Literacy on Medication Adherence in T2DM
Background Poor medication adherence (i.e., failure to take the proper medication at the correct time) is a causative factor for diminished control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Poor adherence is also correlated with an increased incidence of vascular, nephrologic, neurologic and ophthalmological complications as well as a higher cost burden. One of the chief culprits for suboptimal adherence is patients’ inability to recall and act upon their dosage regimens. Other variables associa...
Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
How the World Addresses Online Health Information Quality: Results from 114 Countries
Background: Online health information quality and the approaches for addressing it have generated controversy and discussion for more than a decade. Over one hundred instruments have been developed, multiple initiatives have been launched, and countless policies enacted – all with the intent of assuring that the public has access to high quality online health information resources. However, factors including the sheer volume of web sites, spurious nature of some online resources, and defici...
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