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1:30 - 2:30 pmWednesday, September 23
LK 304
Masterclass on The emergence of socially networked and digitally informed ePatients
LK 304
Masterclass on The emergence of socially networked and digitally informed ePatients
Stanford University
Critic, writer, and teacher Howard Rheingold, who is credited with inventing the term "virtual communities," will lead a masterclass on the various patient communities that have emerged recently, such... Read more

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Critic, writer, and teacher Howard Rheingold, who is credited with inventing the term "virtual communities," will lead a masterclass on the various patient communities that have emerged recently, such as patientslikeme, and what it means to be a socially networked and digitally informed (or misinformed!) ePatient in today's world. The course will also touch upon the increasing medicalization of everyday devices, such as the smartphone, and encourage participants to think critically about the pace of evolution of these media and what the emergence of easily accessible yet sophisticated and networked personal diagnostic tools together with socially networked patients means for today's physicians.

 

Howard is the author of best-sellers Virtual RealityThe Virtual CommunitySmart Mobs, and Net Smart, editor of best-seller The Millennium Whole Earth CatalogHe’s a participant-observer in the design of new technologies, a pioneer, critic and forecaster of technology’s impacts, and a speaker who involves his audience in an adventure in group futurism.

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