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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:


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…


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…


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…


Posted on June 28, 2011 at 5:42am

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