E-Health and Digital Epidemiology

E-Health and Digital Epidemiology

Our E-Health and Digital Epidemiology project explores challenges and opportunities related to the use of social machines to aid medical-related efforts. Social machines for health are rapidly expanding and evolving and have been used by millions of people around the world. Some of the topics we have covered in this project include the use of social media platforms to monitor and manage outbreaks of diseases, and the use of smartphone apps and online communities to help people lead healthier lives and manage chronic and acute illness.

The project has also involved systematic reviews of published materials on the use of social media for e-government in the public health sector as well of how health information exchange can be used to capture, classify, and synthesise relevant evidence held in different databases.

Pagliari, C. (2018).  The Meaning and Misuse of Identity in the Social Machine Age. Workshop on Ethics and Privacy of Social Machines, Web Science Conference (WebSci18).
Taylor, J., & Pagliari C. (2018).  #Deathbedlive: the end-of-life trajectory, reflected in a cancer patient's tweets. {BMC} Palliative Care. 17,
Vijaykumar, S., Meurzec R. Wally, Jayasundar K., Pagliari C., & Fernandopulle Y. (2017).  What's buzzing on your feed? Health authorities' use of Facebook to combat Zika in Singapore. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Extance, A. (2017).  Could Bitcoin technology help science?. Nature.
Pagliari, C., & Vijaykumar S. (2016).  Digital Participatory Surveillance and the Zika Crisis: Opportunities and Caveats.
Holeman, I., Cookson T. Patricia, & Pagliari C. (2016).  Digital technology for health sector governance in low and middle income countries: a scoping review. Journal of Global Health. 6,
Burton, C., Tatar A. Szentagota, McKinstry B., Matheson C., Matu S., Moldovan R., et al. (2016).  Pilot randomised controlled trial of Help4Mood, an embodied virtual agent-based system to support treatment of depression. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 22, 348–355.
Pagliari, C. (2016).  Combatting corruption with technology for sustainable healthcare.
Pagliari, C. (2015).  Value of Personal Health Records for Patients, Citizens & Science.
-Administrator, SOCIAM. (2014).  Combatting Corruption with Technology for Sustainable Healthcare.
Van Kleek, M., Smith D., Hall W., & Shadbolt N. (2013).  “The Crowd Keeps Me in Shape”: Social Psychology and the Present and Future of Health Social Machines. WWW '13 Companion Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web.
McLean, S., Sheikh A., Cresswell K., Nurmatov U., Mukherjee M., Hemmi A., et al. (2013).  The Impact of Telehealthcare on the Quality and Safety of Care: A Systematic Overview. (Lovis, C., Ed.).{PLoS} {ONE}. 8, e71238.