Tag: digital health

Co-signature Event Context: Toward a Participatory Electronic Health Record

Naomi Schoenfeld , October 21st, 2021


Stacks of paper records. Photo credit: Wesley Tingey, Unsplash The days of doctors scratching illegible notes in charts fated to hide in obscure files never read by another…


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“I’m Not an Anti-Vaxxer, I Just Don’t Want This Vaccine”: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy among Pregnant Women

Kate Dielentheis , August 31st, 2021


“The world isn’t made up of good people and death eaters.” -JK Rowling The world isn’t made up of people who choose to vaccinate and those who are…


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Dark Patterns, or Shades of Grey?

Alex Beattie , December 17th, 2019


Screen Time app. Credit: Apple Press Kit Auto-playing videos. Bottomless social media newsfeeds. Accentuated “I consent” buttons. The internet may appear as a Choose Your Own Adventure, but…


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Negotiating Ethical Technology Use: Trust and Care in End-of-Life Conversations

Julie Armin , September 3rd, 2019


  The video-screen carrying robot used by doctors to converse with patients. The headline on the local news station’s website was sensational: “Bereaved Family Upset Kaiser Used Robot…


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The Future of LOVOT: Between Models of Emotion and Experiments in Affect in Japan

Daniel White , July 23rd, 2019


Aya is anxiously waiting for a future in which humans coexist with robots. She didn’t think this was possible in her lifetime, but when she learned about LOVOT,…


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Listening to/with Technology: Meditation Apps as the New Voice of Mental Health

Rebecca Jablonsky , June 4th, 2019


Shortly after giving birth to her son, Jessica[1] began to experience a health problem that she describes simply as “pain everywhere.” About one month after we initially met…


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The Dawn of Digital Therapeutics

Meg Martin , April 16th, 2019


A techno-optimistic attitude tells us we’re living at an inflexion point where care practices are being transformed by technology. Monitoring and attending to health and well-being are no…


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How I kicked chronic migraine (And what that has to do with anthropology)

Jodie-Lee Trembath , March 24th, 2019


This post is about the biopsychosocial medical model and how it relates to the treatment of chronic pain. As an anthropologist, I’m particularly interested in the social part…


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