Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
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
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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
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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
The huge increase in mobile users in Africa has opened new avenues for healthcare. As reported by The Independent this weekend, phones and texts are increasingly being used on the continent to remind of appointments, medication and test results.
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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