Forbes has a great story
on how the Internet is changing health care. It explains that online tools such as blogs, social communities, virtual tours, Twitter,… Continue
Added by Ben Haber on July 31, 2009 at 2:05pm —
President Obama is asking Americans to tweet their senators in order to push for healthcare reform. The Web site actually tracks live tweets across the country from people asking their senators to support real health insurance reform.
Added by Ben Haber on July 29, 2009 at 1:09pm —
Medgadget posted this interesting story on a new iPhone app from Medscape that allows patients to access in real time a drug database and interaction checker, a directory of physicians and pharmacies and Medscape's latest news feeds.
Among the many apps out there, this is one that could actually… Continue
Added by Annie Eisenhart on July 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The New Scientist discusses “Health 2.0” and some interesting parts of healthcare’s move to the web.
• Patient “status updates” to online medical records: Physicians and nurses can monitor patients outside hospital walls.
• Bluetooth-linked medical devices – what standards will be introduced?
• Social media sites (such as FB) helping provide patients with more information about the devices being used on them
• A “society of sharing” where health records are compiled… Continue
Added by Brittany McLaughlin on July 27, 2009 at 10:07am —
Musicians and artists have MySpace, corporate execs have LinkedIN and the rest of the world uses Facebook. So where does that leave physicians? MedCity News put together a great post on the social networking landscape and competition for physicians. Needless to say, the jury is still out but what do you predict will lead in adoption?
Added by Cheri Keith on July 23, 2009 at 3:26pm —
Brian Ahier of GovFresh
posted a great listing of the top 50 health 2.0 heros we should be following on Twitter
. It's an excellent resource worth checking out and adding to your own Twitter account.
Added by Dan Carter on July 22, 2009 at 4:01pm —
We’re all aware of the potentials that electronic patient record (EPR) could bring to patients and clinicians and these kinds of systems are currently being implemented in healthcare across the developed world. By enabling the storing and sharing of health information electronically and online, a number of benefits could be achieved: enhanced clinical communication, reduced number of errors and more effective diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, it gives patients the control over their own… Continue
Added by Anna Gueldenhaupt on July 22, 2009 at 4:10am —
A recent study from BMC Family Practice suggested that consumers know no more about their anatomy than they did 40 years ago. Startling, considering a little something called the Health 2.0 Revolution. With greater access to a range of health and medical information on the Web, it would make sense that consumers have a stronger knowledge base as it relates to anatomies and all that comprise the human body. Perhaps, instead, consumers are using the Web to research only specific conditions or… Continue
Added by Jackie Hanley on July 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
The CDC has rolled out what could be called a mini-catalog of social media tools in the form of widgets for consumers and partners in an effort to communicate the very latest details on the H1N1 virus. These widgets as outlined on the CDC site found here
H1N1 Flu Tips and News:
H1N1 Flu Map Widget:…
Added by Dan Carter on July 17, 2009 at 10:14am —
On the heels of an announcement
yesterday that Obama may rely only on Democrats to push health care legislation through the U.S. Congress, the AP reported a new media strategy to "educate" republican opposition and the general population about the proposed health care system.
According to the AP report: the 30-second ads will begin airing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and on cable TV… Continue
Added by Palmer Reuther on July 15, 2009 at 3:31pm —
Larry Weber, founder of Racepoint Group, just launched Sticks & Stones
, a new book discussing how individuals and companies (including hospitals and health care institutions) can build and safeguard their reputations in the digital age.
Added by Palmer Reuther on July 15, 2009 at 3:02pm —
HealthNews listed their top 12 health and fitness apps
for the iPhone:
3. Calorie Tracker
4. Nutrition Menu
5. White Noise
7. Tap & Track Calories
8. Yoga STRETCH
11. iPump Pilates
12. Medical Terminology and Abbreviations
Added by Ben Haber on July 15, 2009 at 10:21am —
When a loved one undergoes surgery, family members often pace the waiting room or nervously await a phone call, hoping for updates from hospital staff. This week, a Missouri children’s hospital used Twitter to update family members near and far about a child’s surgery.
Added by Ben Haber on July 10, 2009 at 8:21am —
I wanted to alert everyone to a great blog that they should add to their RSS feeds, The Medical Quack at http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/ Barbara Duck does a great job of staying on top of the latest healthcare news and provides thoughtful insights in posts.
Added by Cheri Keith on July 9, 2009 at 4:18pm —
As the Apple commercial reminds us, there is an app for everything. Now there is even one to help those hard of hearing.
View the story from Medgadget here: http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2009/07/apple_iphone_to_replace_your_hearing_aids.html
Added by Cheri Keith on July 9, 2009 at 4:16pm —
Interesting story from AP on how patients are using social media, like YouTube, to share their medical stories and experiences with the healthcare system. The hope is that people's personal chronicles will shed greater light on the need for healthcare reform.
Added by Jackie Hanley on July 7, 2009 at 8:20am —
This month's DialogHealth includes an interesting piece on digital diagnoses. The issue also features a post about the use of mobile phones to provide better health resources to the developing world.
The convergence of mobile and health care is coming... now everyone go get an iPhone.
Added by Cheri Keith on July 2, 2009 at 4:44pm —