Facilitating workshops and masterclasses to help the NHS harness social networking tools.
Category Archives: Social software
Health secretary calls for new ideas for health apps
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has launched a call for new ideas for health apps that would help patients make informed decisions about their care.
Ready to surf the Google Wave
Google is promising the launch of a real-time communication platform that ties together the best features of existing communication and collaboration tools within a browser interface.
Social networking and youth participation
The Local Government Information Unit’s Children’s Services Network are running an Action Learning Set between January and June 2009 for local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and the private sector.
A Mozilla labs experiment into connecting the web with language.
The power and the perils of using social networking tools in the NHS
Musings and final report from a masterclass for the NHS Faculty of Health Informatics.
The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has launched a new web site called “Armchair involvement” which aims to provide a practical guide to using technology to engage people in health service improvement.
Wiki to support debate on using social networking tools in the NHS
Following the recent NHS Faculty of Health Informatics meeting on Social Networking in the NHS, a wiki has been set up to ensure that everyone can contribute to a discussion paper on “The powers and the perils of using Social Networking tools in the NHS”.
Why trust is driving people to web social networks for health information
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 […]
Can social software enhance collaborative working?
This article offers thoughts from Rowan Purdy (Website author) and Gareth Johnson (Warwick University) on whether social software can enhance collaborative working.