Tag: health technology


Webinar Replay: An Anthropologic Look Into Online Patient Communities

As previously presented at SXSW. From the beginning, the Internet has allowed patients and caregivers to create online communities that provide something offline communities cannot. In the case of rare genetic disorders, it is a chance to connect with others who know what you are facing; in the case of debilitating disease, a chance to…

#HAchat Recap: Health Activists Talk Technology

[caption id="attachment_4658" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Image Credit: jimyounkin on Flickr"][/caption] It’s Health Technology Month at WEGO Health, and what better way to kickoff our exciting discussion of apps, devices, EHR and much more than by a special #HAChat?  Technology is an inextricable aspect of many of our lives, and this tweet chat is just one example…

Health Technology Month!

Happy June 1st! We've got a lot of things planned this month and hope you'll join us for Health Technology Month.   Aside from the fact that Health Activists are captivated by: their communities, learning new things, and sharing - many members of our online health community are also notoriously tech-savvy, tech-curious, and eager to learn…

Connect to Your (Mobile) Health

Today's post is a blog by Tayla that explores the other side of the cellphone health story - texting. This week we discussed apps in our webinar and how to utilize these applications on your smartphones and tablets but there are also health organizations utilizing text messaging to reach their audiences. One of the best parts…

The iPad and Your Health (Activism)

Today's post on Health Technology is written by WEGO Health intern Tayla Holman (Welcome, Tayla!). Tayla's post zeros-in on the tablet phenomenon (particularly, the iPad) and how the shiny magazine-sized pieces of technology are sliding their way into our healthcare. Whether you have your own iPad or, like me, still covet one - the use…

How Tech Is Making Us More Efficient Health Activists

[caption id="attachment_2355" align="alignright" width="240" caption="So Organized!"][/caption] We’re living what Jane Sarasohn-Kahn calls, “Do It Yourself Lives.” By applying the best tools, information, and ambition – we’ve found ways to just about do everything on our own and more importantly, on our own terms. We are well aware of how quickly life moves and we want to…
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