The Health Blogosphere: What It Means for Policy Debates and Journalism

Interesting item via Patricia Anderson: A Kaiser Family Foundation panel on the health blogosphere.

Interesting to note that the only bloggers on the panel are from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Wall Street Journal. Where are the physician bloggers, patient bloggers, nursing bloggers, etc.?

2 thoughts on “The Health Blogosphere: What It Means for Policy Debates and Journalism

  1. Hi David;
    Actually, Ezra Klein is a blogger (via American Prospect) and writes frequently on health policy. He’s a wonk, though, not a health sciences person. Don’t know much about the others. What I saw of it, though, wasn’t impressive–Mike Leavitt talking about why he blogs & what about, but not so much (that I saw, and I didn’t watch the whole thing) from the others on how blogs may be influencing policy, which is what I was interested in.

  2. I have the same complaint, Erika. No one there is actually representative of the health blogosphere. No clinicians, no patients. That is disappointing…and I think it misses what makes the health blogosphere interesting and valuable.