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Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media turns one

Dr. Bertalan Meskó wrote a post last week to mark the first anniversary of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. The results (see excerpt below) show just what can be achieved with a focussed social media strategy:Establishing a social media health network. “Originally, we wanted 50 members by July 1 st, but we were closer to 70 by…See More
Aug 30, 2011
Preeti commented on Lucie Smith's blog post How much is too much?
"Health apps are important materials for online health journals. They are very beneficial for explain many common diseases and there solutions as total kneereplacement surgery for a major knee injury of disease. "
Aug 18, 2011
Nick Liberati commented on Lucie Smith's blog post How much is too much?
"Good thoughts Lucie. You raise some interesting concerns. Concerns many may not consider before using something like this. I used something similar to this device, called the FitBit. It allows me to enter my food intake, while it monitors my…"
Aug 8, 2011
Lucie Smith posted a blog post

How much is too much?

With the ever increasing number of websites, apps and online tools available to help us manage our health and wellbeing, you have to question if all of these new technologies are encouraging people to share too much information about their health over the web.A new ‘intelligent bracelet’ is due to be launched this year,…See More
Aug 8, 2011
Preeti commented on Lucie Smith's blog post The next step of self diagnosis
"Its  very good if we can find our health problems as nail fungus  and more . Then the problems could be cured more."
Jul 30, 2011
Dana Gulick commented on Lucie Smith's blog post The next step of self diagnosis
"This is great to see - good roster of physicians and govt involvement. One thing I'm hung up on is whether the Forum is as "one way" as it appears - do they plan to include a place for patients to interface with the ass'n…"
Jul 22, 2011
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The next step of self diagnosis

We’ve written a lot about the pros and cons of patient self diagnosis, particularly in relation to online content, on Health Care 3.0.However, there is a website aimed at ‘helping patients take care of themselves’. The Self Care Forum helps GPs implement healthcare initiatives, by offering tools such as white papers, top tips and case studies.The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of self care (and the potential savings it can offer) amongst…See More
Jul 20, 2011
Lucie Smith posted a blog post

Bye Bye Google Health

It was announced on Friday that Google Health is closing due to lack of interest.Health was launched as a tool that would change the way we use our health records – giving patients ownership of their wellbeing. It was meant to be part of the next generation of healthcare. Sadly, it just didn’t catch on, perhaps because users weren’t comfortable entrusting such personal information to an online…See More
Jun 28, 2011
Lucie Smith posted a blog post

Can social media track illness accurately?

The Independent recently covered a new startup called sickweather, which tracks trends in illness through social media. Users can view a map of their local area which demonstrates clusters of sick people, based on information pulled from publicly available social media platforms. Google has a similar tool to predict the…See More
Jun 13, 2011
Lucie Smith commented on Lucie Smith's blog post Mobile Heath for Developing Regions
"To update on this, a recent study by the WHO shows that 8 out of 10 countries are using mobile health: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/eight-out-of-10-countries-using-mobile-health-who-2294429.html"
Jun 9, 2011
Lucie Smith posted a blog post

Twitter as a healthcare tool

Recently, two cases of Twitter being used to improve patient care have been made public (via @amcunningham). One from the UK, and one from the US, they both make interesting reading: St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and the Tweeting Kidney Patient …See More
May 9, 2011
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Healthcare IT

This videoon the BBC website is a great example of what IT in healthcare can achieve.
Apr 19, 2011
Lucie Smith commented on Nicole Franklin's blog post Roche Diabetes Care launches social media campaign in the US
"That's great to see, especially in areas like this where it means that people are getting access to useful, correct information, and being given the opportunity to share their experiences at the same time."
Apr 14, 2011
Lucie Smith commented on Lucie Smith's blog post Mobile Heath for Developing Regions
"I guess we're lucky enough to have the choice. If it was mobile consult or nothing, I don't think we'd be so picky!"
Apr 14, 2011
Ann-Marie Gannon commented on Lucie Smith's blog post Mobile Heath for Developing Regions
"I agree with Shannon, it's great to see this type of technology helping those that need it, but I have to say I'm with 85% of Americans, I'd like to see my GP face-to-face. "
Apr 8, 2011
Shannon commented on Lucie Smith's blog post Mobile Heath for Developing Regions
"Definetely interesting progress. Especially when you think of how remote many areas of Africa and with healthcare professionals at a premium. It might not make sense everywhere, but it is great use of the technology for areas that need it."
Apr 7, 2011

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Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media turns one

Dr. Bertalan Meskó wrote a post last week to mark the first anniversary of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. The results (see excerpt below) show just what can be achieved with a focussed social media strategy:

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Posted on August 30, 2011 at 12:03pm

How much is too much?

With the ever increasing number of websites, apps and online tools available to help us manage our health and wellbeing, you have to question if all of these new technologies are encouraging people to share too much information about their health over the web.

A new ‘intelligent bracelet’ is due to be launched…

Continue

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

The next step of self diagnosis

We’ve written a lot about the pros and cons of patient self diagnosis, particularly in relation to online content, on Health Care 3.0.

However, there is a website aimed at ‘helping patients take care of themselves’. The Self Care Forum helps GPs implement healthcare initiatives, by offering tools such as white papers, top tips and case studies.

The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of self care (and the potential savings it…

Continue

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 12:32pm — 2 Comments

Bye Bye Google Health

It was announced on Friday that Google Health is closing due to lack of interest.

Health was launched as a tool that would change the way we use our health records – giving patients ownership of their wellbeing. It was meant to be part of the next generation of healthcare. Sadly, it just didn’t catch on, perhaps because users weren’t comfortable entrusting such personal information to an…

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Posted on June 28, 2011 at 5:42am

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