Are Better Online Services the Way to Address Men’s Health Issues?

The UK’s National Health Service aims to have 50% of men using the internet to access health information within two years. British men visit their PCP 20% less frequently than women, and are slower to be diagnosed with serious conditions. Online services sound promising. From a press release:

The Men’s Health Forum and its partners have developed a number of online activities and products for the Week: a new campaign website; a new ‘mini manual’ guide for men on using digital technologies for health; a funny “Bloke Noises” health app; a humorous e-card; and throughout the Week an online surgery, Man MOT. Bupa will also be providing an online surgery on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BupaUK) and Twitter (@BupaUK) during each weekday of the Week. The European Men’s Health Forum is also providing a pioneering web-based question-and-answer free service about any aspect of prostate health.”

Curious? http://www.malehealth.co.uk/22049-press-release-090611-nhs-urged-provide-better-online-services-tackle-men%E2%80%99s-health-problems

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