Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
Think you might have missed something in the virtual world of healthcare and social media? Whether you're interested in learning about the latest and greatest mobile apps for healthcare or how the Supreme Court will announce their decision on the Affordable Care Act, Health Care 3.0 has you covered. Check out some of our favorite articles from this week:…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on June 22, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
As I’ve shared before, I’ve lived with ulcerative colitis for more than 20 years. It’s a chronic disease with extremely unpleasant symptoms and it wreaks havoc on my immune system. When I say it’s been a particularly awful June health-wise – and we’re only at June 17 – I mean it. Between allergic reactions, flare-ups and other, more difficult, complications, I’d give anything to have access to some of the medical apps that Carey Goldberg reports on in her…Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on June 17, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
Be honest, when you hear "the doctor will see you now" do you expect to see a male or female appear?
Danielle Ofri, MD describes this conundrum in a post for Tara Parker-Pope's WellBlog for The New York Times, "Assuming the Doctor's a 'He'". Ofri, a professor, practicing physician and a woman, describes the pervasive societal perception that MD means MALE. Ofri offers a…Continue
Added by Lindsay LeCain on June 15, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
Think you might have missed something in the virtual world of healthcare and social media? Whether you're interested in learning more about the business of online therapy, or looking for some great suggestions for doctors to follow on twitter, Health Care 3.0 has you covered. Check out some of our favorite articles from this week:Continue
Added by Pamela Charpie on June 8, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
According to a recent study, consumers expect to adopt the use of mobile technology in healthcare at a faster rate providers will be able to adapt. The study found that consumers have high expectations for mHealth, namely that it will drastically improve the convenience, cost and quality of their healthcare. Additionally, consumers see mHealth as a way to provide healthcare to markets where access is historically low.…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on June 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Landro, recently reported on the fight against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). As institutions are under pressure to clean up their facilities, one in 20 hospital patients gets a potentially deadly infection. Disinfectant technology such as Xenex and infection protocols have been added to most hospital regimes to…Continue
Added by Theresa Masnik on June 6, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments
I recently read a Mashable article discussing the Google+ photo taken by computer scientist Sebastian Thrun, using Google’s Project Glass eyewear. The photo sparked immediate social engagement and got me thinking again about these augmented…Continue
Added by Nick Liberati on May 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you asked me how many calories I ate today, my answer would probably be off. Far off. Not intentionally, of course. But, human nature would make me recount my portions as smaller and might even make me forget that small chocolate chip cookie. It’s human engineering.
The same would go for…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on May 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Yesterday, Facebook unveiled a new initiative, aimed at encouraging Facebook users to advertise their organ donor status on their Timeline.
The move is in an attempt to increase awareness regarding the immense need for organ donors. “Many of those people — an average of…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on May 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
One man’s plight to raise money for a 3-year-old boy from Wales who had his legs amputated after contracting meningococcal septicemia has caught the attention of the White House. While attending a ceremony to accept the White House Photographer of the Year award, Dai Baker nearly got thrown out of for…Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on April 19, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments
Yesterday, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post announced a new mobile health application, projected to launch this June:
I'm delighted to announce that HuffPost, along with…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on April 18, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
By now, you’ve probably either read or watched coverage of Ashley Judd’s lashing back at media outlets – and fans – for their hurtful, judgmental and cruel comments on her puffy face. People talked behind her back, in hushed whispers: did she or didn’t she have plastic surgery?Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on April 12, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments
A few months ago I was scanning through blogs, tweets & reviews for a device to help track my daily calorie intake vs. how many I burn off. I discovered there are plenty to choose from, all promising to accomplish the same thing. I almost scrapped the whole search, until I noticed one little gadget kept popping up – Fitbit. So I picked one up & began testing it out.
Its sleek, light weight design & clean display drew me…Continue
Added by Nick Liberati on April 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
On Wednesday Google teased a new video for Project Glass, an application that allows users to experience augmented reality through glasses. While the video (below) focuses on the day to day functionality of the device, there are important implications of the glasses in health care as well.
Imagine a doctor walking in to patient’s room. Instead of picking up a chart to read his medical history or looking at a screen to check his vitals, the doctor engages an application in augmented…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on April 6, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Added by Theresa Masnik on March 22, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
If you’re anything like me, the Internet is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to your general health and wellbeing. If you’re anything like me, you think it’s a brilliant idea to immediately Google any symptom you find yourself experiencing. If you’re anything like me, “I have this weird pain in my…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on March 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
When I heard that the Red Cross & Dell would be collaborating to create a social media-monitoring platform solely to support humanitarian relief, I was surprised to learn it was the first of its kind. However, after considering the sheer size & scope of a program such as this, it…Continue
Added by Nick Liberati on March 14, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
As a self-proclaimed pharmaceutical industry brat who grew up with parents and step-parents in the pharmaceutical industry and was involved in the clinical trials for the chicken pox vaccine when I was in kindergarten, I’m a huge proponent of vaccines and the good they can do. I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, particularly when there are children involved, but I also feel it’s important to take a step back and consider society at large and not just your…Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on March 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
On a day-to-day basis we all interact with so many different forms of technology. Between cell phones, computers, video games, tablets, digital cameras, MP3 players and more, it’s no wonder that we all get a bit tired of the tech at times. However, doctors globally are taking devices we use daily and…Continue
Added by Samantha Hamilton on March 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Last week, Nina posted about doctor’s at @houstonhospital making @Twitter and #socialmedia history – while Dr. Michael Macris performed a double-coronary artery bypass, his colleague, Dr. Paresh Patel live tweeted the entire procedure. Throughout the two hour surgery, Dr. Patel provided more than 100 140-character updates to the hospital’s twitter followers.
Added by Pamela Charpie on March 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments