Coronavirus (945) Definition of infodemic (24) Informationn analysis

25 August, 2020

Avedis Donabedian wrote about the analysis of the quality of healthcare and how separating healthcare into Stucture, Processes and Outcomes aided analysis.

I wonder if informationn analysis can benefit from occasional use of the same analysis

So individuals and groups create, message, share, receive and respond to information in order to support the Maslow's hierarchy of needs:

Physiological needs progressing to

Safety progressing to

Love and belonging progressing to

Self esteem progressing to

self actualization

According to "Thinking Big: how the evolution of the social life shaped the social mind" by Clive Gamble, James Gowlett and Robin Dunbar, "we have a cognitive limit to the number of individuals we can share information with - 150 being the approximate average maximum.

Lodge and Hertz and Marconi's electromagnetic systems have allowed agencies to communicate with hundreds or thousands of millions of people at the same time.

Western Liberal democracies cherish freedom of information broadcasting with limits of broadcasting of violent, sexual and dangerous information to society, more autocratic societies limit violent, sexual, dangerous information but also limit certain "national" information which is believe to affect the positive structure, processes and outcomes of "The State".

Corporations and companies broadcast information to benefit the financial goals of the shareholders and employees of the corporation or company.

The WHO ACT accelerator to support equitable supplies of COVID19 tools is an unusual global enterprise trying to balance individuals', States', the Planet's and companies' and Corporations' structures, processes and outcomes. Quite an ask.

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT