Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
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
Touchscreens are just that - you must touch the screen in order for the device to function. Seems easy enough right? For those who are visually impaired or blind, this isn't such a simple task. I was curious to see what kind of devices or applications are out there addressing this issue and what I found was not only encouraging, but brilliant. Below are descriptions of 3 apps helping to solve all sorts of problems presented with blindness, along with videos to help clearly define how they…Continue
Added by Nick Liberati on March 8, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments
In healthcare, social media is all about enabling participatory medicine, where networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health and in which providers encourage and value them as “full partners.”
We live in the age of Twitter, citizen journalism and flashmobs. There is no quicker way to capture and publish data than the Internet. There is no traditional method of data collection that provides the immediacy of an online survey. And…Continue
Added by Amanda Griffith on December 7, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments
Posing medical questions online is nothing new, nor is getting feedback. What is new is asking those questions online for real-live doctors to answer. HealthTap has created just this; a healthcare social network with over 5,000 licensed professionals answering patient questions.
Added by Nick Liberati on October 5, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments
With the ever increasing number of websites, apps and online tools available to help us manage our health and wellbeing, you have to question if all of these new technologies are encouraging people to share too much information about their health over the web.
A new ‘intelligent bracelet’ is due to be launched…Continue