Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
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
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
A recent LA Times article demonstrates why hospitals are leery of social networking sites. Some employees at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA did the unthinkable. They snapped a photo of a dying patient and posted it on Facebook. Needless to say, they were reprimanded, some were even…Continue
We all read the story about the mountain biker who was saved by a tweet. But have you read the story about how a blog and Facebook saved the life of an abandoned, and severely abused dog?
The story goes like this. Walter the god was found on the streets of Brooklyn. He had no home, and he was in really rough…Continue
Added by Sarah Willey on August 5, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments