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May 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Ford's Health & Wellness Initiative

A week after Ford announced it is working on in-car systems that would let motorists keep track of health issues, such as glucose levels for diabetics or pollen levels for asthmatics, from displays on the car's dashboard, today Ford has another announcement to make.

Ford Motor will announce that its research team in Aachen, Germany, has developed a car seat with six sensors that can monitor a driver's heart by its electrical impulses. Such a seat, if brought to market, could help… Continue

Added by Sarah Willey on May 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Patients trial iPad health tracker


This is interesting - it seems like this hospital in the UK is really using the ipad to its fullest.


Patients at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital are trialling the UK’s first online health tracker. The iPad-based system allows patients to record live online their recovery from spinal surgery, and feeds information back to clinicians so that over time they can assess the effectiveness of…


Added by Nicole Franklin on May 19, 2011 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Smartphone Apps for Healthcare

Articles are written every day about the best smartphone apps for personal use-- can you say Angry Birds?  Here is a comprehensive post by Dr. Kent Bottles about the best for healthcare:


Are there any others missing or that you'd add?

Added by Cheri Keith on May 18, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Should MDs be obligated to Tweet?

Healthcare IT News recently reported on a Capstrat-Public Policy Polling survey that said while patients may not be embracing social media as a means to communicate with their doctor, physicians participate even less in social media channels. Experts argue that since patients are using social media to find health information online, physicians have an obligation to ensure that the information patients are finding is indeed accurate. The message to doctors? You must be a part of the…


Added by Jackie Hanley on May 9, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

A generic health and social care model

Hi everyone,

I champion the following conceptual model introduced through a website and blog - Welcome to the QUAD. I have been blogging since April 2006 and there is quite an archive now and a bibliography:

Originally created in the UK by Brian E Hodges (Ret.) at Manchester Metropolitan University - Hodges' Health Career - Care Domains - Model [h2cm]…


Added by peter jones on May 9, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

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



Added by Lucie Smith on May 9, 2011 at 5:59am — No Comments

Emergen-tweets: is Twitter replacing the phone when it comes to 9-1-1?

I attended a social media program hosted by the PRSA Boston chapter and Publicity Club of New England a few nights ago and was floored when Elaine Driscoll, director of communications for the Boston Police Department, shared with us that the city's 9-1-1 dispatchers assist with round-the-clock Twitter monitoring and response out of NECESSITY.  Of late, Twitter has evidently become a preferred platform for city residents to report…


Added by Dana Gulick on May 6, 2011 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment

How EMRs Can Harm the Doctor/Patient Relationship

When I read yesterday's blog post by KevinMD, I couldn't help but think about my recent visit to my PCP. As we all know, EMRs are going to be a part of every practice soon. But he reminds us that "one of the problems of the current crop of EMRs is how they obstruct the doctor-patient relationship."

I would have to agree with that.…


Added by Sarah Willey on May 5, 2011 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

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