Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
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The smartphone is rapidly becoming the first screen for patients across the world and the infographic below details the global uptick in the app trend. Not surprisingly, 35 is the average age for mobile health users-- an interesting point where people begin to become caretakers for the parents.
What stands out to you about this infographic?
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 1:05pm
PWC has released a study that predicts that there will be significant growth in the use of social media in healthcare. The study highlights that the younger survey participants are more likely to access health information online-- which becomes significant as that generation becomes caregivers to the aging boomer population. The survey briefly highlights that regulation will continue to impact how companies and physicians are able to use these channels-- noting that more context needs to…Continue
Posted on January 4, 2012 at 8:38pm
Really interesting article on how a man had his prosthetic arm built with a dock for his smartphone. I think this takes the statement about technology being attached to someone's hip to a new level! Will be interesting to see if anyone takes this to the next level-- docking stations for iPads, anyone?
Posted on October 26, 2011 at 5:30pm
Clarimed debuted today and with that, claimed to be the first independent rating site for healthcare. It's CEO says that it is looking to bridge the gap between scientific, peer-reviewed journals and online rating sites (most letting people post anonymously).
The site has a dual focus-- laymen (as they call it) and professionals. What are your thoughts-- would you use it?
Posted on October 5, 2011 at 3:29pm
Healthcare Communications News has posted an interesting article on 4 steps to reduce a social media crisis in a hospital. One thing I think should be added-- or changed-- across most social media policies is more clarifications around new tools. A social media policy is outdated almost just as quickly as its created. Is there anything on this list that you would change?
Posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:56pm