Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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
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:
Added by Lucie Smith on May 9, 2011 at 5:59am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue