Health secretary Andrew Lansley has launched a call for new ideas for health apps that would help patients make informed decisions about their care.
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Interesting article by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn on why trust is driving people to web social networks for health information. The author asserts that: While searching is still the No.1 use of the Internet in health care, social media are growing in importance as consumers’ preferred online channels for health knowledge… Within Internet social media, the most [...]
More than any other previous government policy this latest white paper has been developed through consultation, listening and providing people with opportunities to say what they wanted. Here I outline why factors such as these and most importantly collaboration and trust will be key to the successful translation of the policy into practice.