I enjoyed reading Sarah Willey’s most recent blog Apple Store Demonstrates iPhone EMR Apps to Docs. She introduced the workshop,… Continue
Added by Yumi Bilic on August 30, 2010 at 9:22am —
Imagine walking into the Apple store, with its sleek design, and seeing a bunch of medical professionals standing around. It might seem out of place, right? Wrong! A blog on KevinMD.com today, highlights how Apple is really trying to get medical doctors to use their technology.
Here's a sample from the article:
When I recently walked into my local Apple store to buy an iPad accessory, I saw a group of about 20 people huddled around a large LCD screen while an… Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on August 27, 2010 at 12:47pm —
The colonoscopy is often considered one of the most embarrassing and uncomfortable medical tests, yet it can save your life. Colon cancer is a highly treatable form of cancer if caught early, but people are still needlessly dying from the disease due to fear. Though colon cancer screening rates are on the rise, awareness is still important.… Continue
Added by Erica Frank on August 27, 2010 at 11:40am —
The Online Education Blog has released a list of 50 nurses that you can follow on Twitter-- a must list for all #hcsm tweeps!http://www.onlinecollegeguru.com/blog/health-care/50-nurses-you-can-follow-on-twitter
Added by Cheri Keith on August 25, 2010 at 4:29pm —
Brian Stelter had a goal to lose 25 pounds in 25 week, in time for his 25th birthday on September 3. He knew he needed a support group and decided to take advantage of Twitter. His motto was “eat, tweet; eat, tweet.” Ideally, he would share each morsel of food he consumed, but he found that he wasn’t always honest with his Twitter followers, or himself. As suspected, however, his… Continue
Added by Erica Frank on August 24, 2010 at 1:27pm —
Remember a few years ago, when hospitals were looking for physicians to support the implementation of EMRs (electronic medical records). Hospitals were having trouble convincing some doctors to get past the learning curve and the cost, stating that it would improve medical care for everyone. But in 2010, while hospitals rely on desktop technology, physicians rely on their smartphones. But is this a good thing?… Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on August 24, 2010 at 11:47am —
A Twitter user (who will remain anonymous) commented this week that many of the people that expect health services to have an active social media presence don’t have a big online profile themselves.
This got me thinking - how can we ask, or even expect,
brands and service providers to have a good social media profile which they use to successfully engage with target audiences if we’re not doing it ourselves?…
Added by Lucie Smith on August 24, 2010 at 9:59am —
Hi All: Health Care 3.0 has had a great 2010 so far thanks to all your participation.
We hope you like the layout... if you have any suggestions on how to improve the site, please don't hesitate to speak up.
Added by Palmer Reuther on August 23, 2010 at 11:10am —
Everyone loves a smartphone, but now more than ever physicians are using smartphones and PDAs (and the accompanying applications), making the healthcare market an attractive one for smartphone sales.…
Added by Erica Frank on August 20, 2010 at 1:37pm —
With the recent launch of Facebook Places, it will be interesting to see how the notion of check-ins will be adopted across the largest social network. Until now, there were other location-based social media tools, like Foursquare and Gowalla, that were independent of Facebook-- neither of which have had impact in the health care community. There has been talk in the industry of how location-based services will change health care (… Continue
Added by Cheri Keith on August 20, 2010 at 9:09am —
Picture this: a 3-year-old girl falls and cracks her skull. She is rushed to off to emergency care, but the local hospital may not have all the tools necessary to help the girl and traffic will prevent the child from receiving care from a better staffed hospital. A grim situation, sure, but this little girl was ultimately saved by both the local clinic and the far away hospital. How? Using web-cams and… Continue
Added by Chris Sicuranza on August 19, 2010 at 3:22pm —
Added by Melissa Basileo on August 19, 2010 at 1:06pm —
As Twitter continues to grow, disaster-relief organizations, like the Red Cross, and First Responders are finding the social media tool to be extremely helpful in finding those in need. For example, in Haiti, responders were able to find people that were trapped under buildings based on tweets. And who said that Twitter was just for over-exposed celebrities and tweeting about lunch?!
Read more in this Washington Post article:… Continue
Added by Cheri Keith on August 17, 2010 at 2:44pm —
It seems that pretty much everyone is on Facebook or Twitter these days, not to mention writing company blogs or participating in interviews about patient success stories. An important thing for all clinicians to keep in mind, is that HIPAA regulations apply to what is said on your work blog and personal Facebook account. This may not be clearly stated in your hospital's social media policy, which is likely to only cover postings to hospital or work related outlets, but a violation can lead to… Continue
Added by Leanne Drown on August 17, 2010 at 8:00am —
Portfolio.com posted an article today about how Great Baltimore Medical Center responded to some misinformation via Twitter earlier this year. If you work at a hospital, have you had to do this, or have you seen examples of this?… Continue
Added by Cheri Keith on August 12, 2010 at 10:19am —
A recent article in American Medical News
says The Mayo Clinic's effort to start a social media center to train physicians and hospitals in the ways of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and podcasting is one of the biggest signs yet that social media in health care has gone mainstream.
The article also notes that although there haven't yet been any formal studies that show the benefits of using social media in the health care field, there is evidence… Continue
Added by Laurel Cormier on August 11, 2010 at 5:06pm —
ReadWriteWeb has put together an interesting look at the different ways that location-aware services could impact health care for consumers and physicians.
Definiately worth the read and I'd love to know your thoughts on the piece: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_location_services_could_impact_health_care.php
Added by Cheri Keith on August 11, 2010 at 12:56pm —
The Boston Globe's Elizabeth Cooney interviewed Dr. Tara Lagu, a health care researcher at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, who recently published a paper on using social networking as a vehical in patient care and quality improvement.
Dr. Lagu believes that the next steps… Continue
Added by Sally Bain on August 11, 2010 at 12:23pm —
This week, the FDA seems to have drawn its first line in the social media sandbox with a warning letter to Novartis. Apparently, a Facebook Share widget on Novartis’ website for leukemia-drug Tasigna steps over the FDA boundaries for marketing materials. Specifically, clicking on the widget will deliver detailed information on the drug to a user’s Facebook page.
Specifically, the additional information over hypes the drug’s benefits and… Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on August 11, 2010 at 10:37am —
Dr. Foster Intelligence, one of the UK’s main providers of information within the healthcare sector has been put under review by the Department of Health (DoH) to review strategic options for Dr. Foster Intelligence. The Continue
organisation, a joint venture between…
Added by Anna Gueldenhaupt on August 11, 2010 at 5:32am —