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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
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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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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
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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Mobile Heath for Developing Regions

The huge increase in mobile users in Africa has opened new avenues for healthcare. As reported by The Independent this weekend, phones and texts are increasingly being used on the continent to remind of appointments, medication and test results. I’ve…See More
Apr 5, 2011
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Help@doctor.com

There has been increased discussion recently about doctors using email and telephone services to diagnose and treat patients. An NHS Confederation report even suggested that the use of such ‘modern technologies’ could help improve efficiencies. Reluctance…See More
Jan 25, 2011
Lucie Smith commented on Lucie Smith's blog post NHS Choices Enables Patient Interaction
"I can see both sides - there's a fine line between improving patient understanding and the negative side of self diagnosis. But it's up to the healthcare industry to ensure that reliable, accurate information is easily accessible to…"
Nov 12, 2010
Anna Gueldenhaupt commented on Lucie Smith's blog post NHS Choices Enables Patient Interaction
"I think it can still be dangerous to have people self-diagnose on the Internet. On a personal level, while I do research medical conditions, etc. online, I'm always careful when I see my GP or else to reassure them that I'm coming to them…"
Nov 12, 2010
Yumi Bilic commented on Lucie Smith's blog post Setting social media expectations
"I agree! It is time to set a clear social media strategy. We have enough positive examples of how social media contributed to the healthcare industry, and cases where privacy was invaded because of social media. These cases can be looked at to set…"
Aug 26, 2010
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Evidence based marketing

Good evidence should come before marketing’ might seem like an obvious statement, but Margaret McCartney, a UK GP and FT columnist felt strongly enough to write about it recently.Unsurprisingly the bad examples and horror stories are remembered over the times when everything was done correctly. As a result marketing…See More
Mar 10, 2010
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The Waiting Time Dilemma

Hospitals in Ohio announced this week that they will be displaying average waiting times at the city’s ERs on nearby digital billboards. Combining healthcare and technology often has a positive impact on patient outcomes and enables healthcare professionals to be more efficient. However, in this case some emergency doctors “see this as a dangerous trend” as it may convince patients to travel further to a hospital with lower…See More
Feb 11, 2010

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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…

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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…

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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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