Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
As someone who lost her dog this week to an aggressive, rapid and sudden onset of cancer, I read with interest an article in today’s New York Times – covered in both the Well blog and in the…Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on January 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Paula Deen, host of the Food Network’s “Paula’s Best Dishes” confirmed this week that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago, though she has not stopped cooking with the buttery, Southern style for which she is famous.
Added by Amanda Griffith on January 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Check out this article from Rip Empson of Techcrunch.com on the booming mobile health space and what’s ahead for 2012. Mr. Empson brings up an interesting point that with the emergency of mobile health and technology improving daily lives, we have to be aware that some technologies will not be allowed to expand and unfortunately the “most helpful and innovative…Continue
Added by Theresa Masnik on January 17, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments
In light of current debate around the need for a revision in CE Mark approvals on medical devices, I wonder where the line falls with regards to Mobile apps aimed at healthcare professionals?…Continue
Added by Donna Wright on January 12, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments
The definition of PR, I feel, is currently ever-changing. For each campaign I work on, the aims, objectives and strategy, slightly adapt my opinion of what my work achieves and therefore what definition I would use to encapsulate it.
Obviously I am not alone when trying to define PR as the Public Relations…Continue
Added by Donna Wright on January 12, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments
The New York Times reported that hospital employees recognize and report only one out of seven errors that harm Medicare patients while they are hospitalized based on a newly released federal report. Yet even after hospitals investigate preventable injuries and infections that have been accounted, they rarely change their practices to…Continue
My parents divorced when I was 10 years old and while each remarried 20+ years ago, I often wonder about the impact this life-changing event had or will continue to have on our health and well-being – physically, spiritually and mentally – in the future. As a mom to two young daughters, the memories of those times, that pain, are what drive me to nurture my own marriage so my children don’t have to live through some of the hardship my brother and I did. That’s why I read with great interest…Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on January 10, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments
As mHealth continues to gain momentum, I wanted to share an example of how the technologies we use every day can help sick patients all over the world.
An interesting case study generated attention recently after a letter was published in the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock describing the use of a Webcam, Skype and an iPhone 4 to conduct a remote pulmonary ultrasound in Scotland. The technologies allowed a…Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on January 9, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
I have been asked to write up some of the core takeaways from the health care social media presentations I have been giving recently, so I am sharing a version of this narrative on HealthBlawg, in two parts.…Continue
Added by David Harlow on January 9, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
As HealthLeaders Media reports today, The American College of Physicians this week issued a sixth edition of its ethics manual, the first rewrite since 2005. Among other changes, it tackles the role of social media and its impact on the physician-patient relationship. Use of, and interaction on, Twitter and Facebook must be weighed carefully because while they have the potential to help…Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on January 5, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments
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
Added by Cheri Keith on January 4, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments