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Discussion: Call for new research – the emergence of ehealth & a health 2.0
This is an increasingly innovative area for research, design, commerciality and ‘everyday’ interaction. The area leads on from other discussions about ‘eCitizens’, website analysis related to ehealth (e.g. Clinical Websites that are ‘dangerous to health’ Roberts JM, Copeland, KL Int. Jnl. Medical Informatics 62 (2001) 181-187), or as a ‘Health 2.0’. To date, my own work reviews various online health portals as patients seek information about health and wellbeing as part of elective surgeries overseas (see Lunt et al. 2009). Part of the aim (and responsibility) of current research is to set up important questions and directions for possible future investigations.