Pew Internet &American Life Project released their report ,“The Social Life of Health Information, 2011.” This report is based on a national telephone survey conducted in August and September 2010 among 3,001 adults in the U.S. This report points out that the internet has changed people’s relationships with information on health care.
As broadband and mobile access spreads, more people have the ability – and increasingly, the habit – of sharing what they are doing or thinking. In health care this translates to people tracking their workout routines, posting reviews of their medical treatments, and raising awareness about certain health conditions.These are not yet mainstream activities, but there are pockets of highly-engaged patients and caregivers who are taking an active role in tracking and sharing what they have learned.
Following is a chart showing the activities of sharing information about health care online .