[Air-l] New Media Technologies and Healthcare: Solution or Problem?

S.S.Orgad at lse.ac.uk S.S.Orgad at lse.ac.uk
Thu May 10 08:25:39 PDT 2007

Dear AoIR members, 
This event may be of interest to some of you. 
Best wishes, 

EDS/LSE Seminar, 16th May 2007
"New Media Technologies and Healthcare: Solution or Problem?"
Prof James Barlow, Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London
Dr Jane Hendy, Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London
Dr Shani Orgad, Department of Media & Communications, LSE
Chaired by Prof Robin Mansell, Head, Department of Media & Communications, LSE
Venue: BOX, LSE, Tower 3, Floor 5, Clements Inn, Strand, London WC2A 2AZ

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the seventh of the EDS Innovation Research Programme seminars on Wednesday 16th May 2007 from 6.15pm - 8.00pm.  These seminars are the result of ongoing research collaboration between LSE and EDS, focusing on themes of public policy, technology, productivity, communications, and facilitation. 

This seminar tackles key issues in the field of health care technologies from two different vantage points. In the case of telecare programmes, there are questions about the evidence base for decision making and about which stakeholders can have a say in the implementation of technologies and services.  In the case of Internet-based support networks, the evidence about motivations for use of the network gathered from patients calls into question many of the assumptions often made by those who design health care support systems using new technologies.
Professor James Barlow and Dr Jane Hendy will present on Evidence, adoption and diffusion: The UK's emerging telecare programme. The presentation explores the role of 'evidence' in influencing decisions about whether to adopt 'telecare', drawing on research they are conducting on the government's £150m implementation programme. Dr Shani Orgad will then present on Patients' Experience of Internet Environments: Storytelling, Empowerment and Its Limitations. This presentation will consider the kinds of processes of communication that Internet users who have concerns about health issues engage in. It draws on research which focused on the online participation of breast cancer patients in Internet spaces and will discuss the experiences of a broader range of patients and their experience of medical websites. Full details of both presentations can be viewed on our website at the following link:

The seminar begins at 6.30pm preceded by drinks from 6.15pm. The presentation and discussions will end by 8.00pm after which you are cordially invited to a canapé reception. We very much hope you can come.

Places at this event are limited, therefore if you would like to attend, please RSVP by email to irpevent at lse.ac.uk, or telephone 020 7955 7285 

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