Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
While reading through CMIO magazine last night, an editorial by Dr. William Bria jumped off the page. The headline, 'Always Connected' vs. 'Overwhelmed." He writes about how there's so much excitement in the world over how doctors will be able to access an endless amount of data, such as EMRs, using smartphones, iPads, and other electronic devices. But he says the one issue that is overlooked is... the…Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on September 30, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Thanks to the internet and social media, patients are more empowered than ever before, learning about their ailments and afflictions and connecting with others to share their experiences. While it’s important to educate yourself and be your own biggest advocate, it can pose a problem when a patient believes they are more knowledgeable than their physician who…Continue
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Following the widespread coverage last month of the iStethoscope, an iPhone app that allows the user to record their heartbeat and send the results to a specialists, it seems that mobile health is becoming a reality.
As this BBC article…Continue
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“Even if you are not an official online…Continue
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Yet another person has used Twitter during a health event. Watch the latest story on by CNN reporter Jeannie Moos this morning: Jeannie Moos: Tommy Christopher tweeted about his own heart attack, as it was happening. His only regret is that he wasn't wittier. Tommy, 42, is a political reporter for the Web site:…Continue
A recent study examined how medical undergraduate students view professionalism since the majority of these people have social networking accounts and an active online presence. The study found
that students view professionalism as relevant in a clinical and university
setting, as well as a virtual setting. Students also perceive society as having
difficulty differentiating a physician’s public life…
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Yet again there's another article this morning addressing a big issue among medical professionals: Now that social media is making it easier than ever for patients and physicians to connect outside the exam room, doctors face new questions about how to conduct themselves in these new spaces. Soon there will be some guidelines.
In November, The American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial…Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on September 7, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments
Say it isn't so. Will the iPhone really replace the stethoscope? According to this story, doctors are ditching their trusty stethoscopes in favor of smartphones to monitor their patients' heartbeats.
A researcher from University College London has created an iPhone app—which has already been downloaded more than 3 million times—that turns the device into a stethoscope. A…Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on September 2, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Social media isn’t only a useful tool within PR or marketing disciplines, it can also be the first port of call for someone taking the
management of their health into their own hands.
There are numerous websites, social networks, micro blogs, etc. that…Continue
Added by Anna Gueldenhaupt on September 2, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments