Coinciding with the launch of Healthcare Information for All’s global community survey, Alice Meadows interviews their Global Coordinator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, about his organization’s work to ensure equitable access to reliable healthcare information for everyone.
Information scholars address UN sustainability goals during virtual 2020 ASIS&T conference
As we’ve absorbed and adopted the information economy assumptions peddled by Silicon Valley, social isolation has increased, the definition of “fact” has become slippery, and the scientific record has become more superficial, less reliable, and more transitory. In fact, confirmation bias seems to have become our main operating principle. Maybe a change in economic incentives and greater skepticism across the board could help — all driven by more humans at the controls.
A compelling essay points out some interesting wrinkles to the access debate.