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iPads in Physical Education Workshops

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After just landing back in Australia after a very busy two weeks throughout the Middle East and the UK running workshops, I’ve decided I would share details regarding the events open for registration over the next few months.
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mHealth Fitness Trackers: Room for Improvement | HealthWorks Collective

mHealth Fitness Trackers: Room for Improvement | HealthWorks Collective | Digitized Health | Scoop.it
A report on a survey regarding wearable fitness trackers arrived in the HealthBlawger's mailbox this week. An interesting dose of reality, after spending a few days in Silicon Valley recently with a cadre of early adopters.
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DoctorGratis sur Twitter : "#EBOLANEWS New mhealth solution is now available in English #liberia #SierraLeone #Ghana and #Nigeria @DoctorGratis http://t.co/hoVFBuQeCV"

DoctorGratis sur Twitter : "#EBOLANEWS New mhealth solution is now available in English #liberia #SierraLeone #Ghana and #Nigeria @DoctorGratis http://t.co/hoVFBuQeCV" | Digitized Health | Scoop.it
#EBOLANEWS New mhealth solution is now available in English #liberia #SierraLeone #Ghana and #Nigeria @DoctorGratis http://t.co/hoVFBuQeCV
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Why My Digital Health Startup Failed

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Jeff Norwich provides a rare and honest introspective look into why his digital health startup Patient Communicator, a patient portal CRM for doctors ultimately failed.
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Social Media: A Review and Tutorial of Applications in Medicine and Health Care

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Social Media: A Review and Tutorial of Applications in Medicine and Health Care
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Philips sets out goals, showcases innovations for healthcare, lighting - The Nation

Philips sets out goals, showcases innovations for healthcare, lighting - The Nation | Digitized Health | Scoop.it
Philips sets out goals, showcases innovations for healthcare, lighting The Nation Less than a week after announcing a spin-off of the company's historic lighting business, Royal Philips chief executive Frans van Houten...
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Using Mobile Health (mHealth) and Geospatial Mapping Technology in a Mass Campaign for Reactive Oral Cholera Vaccination in Rural Haiti

Using Mobile Health (mHealth) and Geospatial Mapping Technology in a Mass Campaign for Reactive Oral Cholera Vaccination in Rural Haiti | Digitized Health | Scoop.it
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is an open-access journal publishing peer-reviewed research on the world\'s most neglected tropical diseases, such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness...
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Ok glass, I need a surgeon: Rafael Grossmann at TEDxBermuda 2013 - YouTube

Dr. Rafael Grossmann is a general, trauma and advanced laparoscopic surgeon who believes using wearable and mobile technology like Google Glass and iPhone of...
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Eli Lilly’s New Health Care Social Media Platform is Here! - Healthcare Social Media India

Eli Lilly’s New Health Care Social Media Platform is Here! - Healthcare Social Media India | Digitized Health | Scoop.it
The website presents a wide range of health information to consumers. The front page presents topical information designed to appeal to a wide range of peo
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Boehringer Ingelheim, Propeller Health team up ...

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Boehringer Ingelheim, Propeller Health team up for sensor-enabled inhaler pilot | mobihealthnews on IOT - CONNECTED DEVICES - QUANTIFIEDSELF by PHARMAGEEK curated by Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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Hedge Funds Listen In on Patient Chats for Pharma Bets

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On the Internet, people talk about everything, even their illnesses. Now, Wall Street is listening.

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Social Media and Medical Professionalism

Grand rounds presentation at the Philippine General Hospital Department of Medicine 23 Sept 2014.

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Would have loved to have heard this live or recorded.  Great content, but not exactly sure how it all fits together.  

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Role of mobile phone technology in heal - PubMed Mobile

@global_mhealth this may be of interest to your #mHealth research: #mHealth http://t.co/hHlG62pYnC @JAMAPeds @eHealthImperial
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New mHealth services to support moms and babies in Nigeria | eHealth News Africa

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Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Grameen Foundation and VAS2nets Technologies Ltd to unveil two new innovative mHealth ser
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RT @Christianassad: Telemonitoring reduces readmissions 44 percent in 4-year, 500-patient study http://t.co/kZC1MTBqAv #exponentialmed #mhe…
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From wearables to … invisibles

From wearables to … invisibles | Digitized Health | Scoop.it
While we argue over 2014-era design issues for wearables, a more profound development is happening in labs around the world. Implantable, microscopic sensor technology -- "invisibles" -- will soon ...
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Mobile health market set to explode - BenefitsPro

Mobile health market set to explode - BenefitsPro | Digitized Health | Scoop.it
Visiongain predicts the health app market will reach $6.7 billion by the end of 2014.
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How to Use PR to Boost mHealth Content Marketing

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If you want to grab more attention and get more bang for your buck on your Content Marketing investment, add [...]
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Social media and palliative care

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Should asking patients about social media use be part of a holistic palliative care assessment, or is it none of our business?

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Challenges evaluating mHealth's success | Healthcare IT News

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Why is healthcare tech different than finding the MVP in the rapidly-changing, market-responsive world of mobile tech?
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Taking Care of the Most Vulnerable

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New digital technologies can allow for a greater level of personalization in care assessment, management and delivery.
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Study: Mobile Health Apps Need Risk Assessment,...

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Researchers at Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom find that a mobile health application risk assessment model and a framework for supporting clinical use is needed to ensure patient safety and physician reputation.
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A role for social media in supporting patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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A study published this week in PLOS ONE by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) highlights the potential for social media to support patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB).

The qualitative research examined the experiences of patients and health staff involved in the ‘TB&ME’ collaborative blogging project for patients undergoing treatment for MDR and XDR-TB around the world. 

Support for adhering to TB treatment

The current treatment for MDR-TB can take up to two years and has a low cure rate in part due to its dreadful side-effects, including deafness, that make adherence to the drugs challenging. 

Support for adherence to treatment remains a critical element to cure. Participants in the MSF study reported that blogging was seen to help patients to continue with their treatment.

The online audience led to bloggers feeling encouraged by their followers, wanting to set a positive example for others and provided a distraction from the long and difficult treatment.

No negative outcomes from taking part in the blogging project were mentioned by those involved in the study.

“Whilst I was undergoing treatment, the support from the blog was overwhelming”, said Phumeza Tsilie, TB & ME blogger and XDR-TB survivor.

“It was a rollercoaster ride for me, there was always the chance that the drugs would stop working, but the blog readers were always supportive. On one of my blogs, a reader wrote me a poem. This meant a lot.”

 Twenty-six TB patient bloggers from around the world have contributed to the MSF TB & ME blog.

Beneficial to patients and health practitioners

The blog is open to any MDR-TB patients that wish to participate. This global connection with other TB sufferers through blogging led to solidarity through shared experience, support and was said to reduce patients’ feelings of isolation.

“I decided to write and share my story in the hope that I would be able to inspire more patients who are also suffering from the disease to continue and finish their treatment. I want to let them know that there is still hope and life even if you acquire MDR / XDR-TB,” said Mildred Fernando-Pancho, TB & ME blogger and XDR-TB survivor. 

The blog was also perceived to be beneficial to health practitioners, who felt a greater level of connection and understanding with the patients through reading their blogs.

“The insight I gained through reading the patients’ blogs gave me a connection to the patient that never could have been achieved in our consultations”, said Charles Ssonko, MSF TB Doctor.

“Time constraints and the anxiety of the doctor’s presence do not usually allow for these open and honest expressions of feelings”.        

Photo: Sydelle WIllow SmithThe current treatment for MDR-TB can take up to two years and has a low cure rate in part due to its dreadful side-effects, including deafness, that make adherence to the drugs challenging.

Encouraging results

Blogging was also seen as a stage for story telling – a story that could be shared without reprisal or fear of judgment.

The nature of the audience leant itself to positive rather than negative reaction which meant bloggers felt free to express themselves.

Blogging was also a portal to voice their opinion, thoughts and feelings about the disease and treatment

The results from this research are encouraging.  MSF hopes to see more TB patients engage with blogging as this research suggests that social media can play a beneficial role in patient care. 

Notes to Editors

Please link to the MSF TB & ME blog (http://blogs.msf.org/en/patients/blogs/tb-me) and to the original research article http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0108591,

TB & Me

TB & ME is a collaborative blogging project by patients being treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in locations all around the world. Bloggers write about their experiences of living with MDR-TB and the treatment that they receive. This treatment can often involve taking upwards of 20 pills a day for 24 months and suffering many painful side effects from the toxic drugs.

Very little money has been put into the research and development of diagnostics or new, improved treatment and people who are infected by MDR-TB have no option but to take drugs which are painful and leave them feeling weak every day. TB & ME gives MDR-TB patients an opportunity to tell the world about the issues which affect their lives, about how treatment and services could be improved and how it feels to have this disease.

It also provides an opportunity for patients to tell the world that MDR-TB exists in their own words, that it is a global problem and to share their experiences with others who might be in the same position.

http://blogs.msf.org/en/patients/blogs/tb-me

MDR / XDR-TB

MDR-TB is TB that is resistant to the two most powerful first-line anti-TB drugs; XDR-TB is resistant to these plus at least two more drugs. There are an estimated 450,000 new cases of MDR-TB per year.


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Doctors Who Help Patients on their Decision Journeys Help Themselves

Doctors Who Help Patients on their Decision Journeys Help Themselves | Digitized Health | Scoop.it

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’re already familiar with the concept of the “consumer decision journey,” the multi-modal, often-convoluted path that consumers embark upon when researching the products and services they’re thinking of buying. You may even be among those who say, “So what? I don’t have consumers; I havepatients!”

Well, guess what? Until those people become actual patients, they are consumers: Like it or not, they’re shoppers, using the Internet to research their options, glean insights from other like-minded consumers and check you (and the competition) out before they ever pick up the phone. Call the process whatever you want but, as this infographic fromFathomDelivers.com suggests, the reality is that they’re on what can only be considered a “patient decision journey.”

While the above infographic focuses on illnesses and diseases, the fact is that consumers considering elective/aesthetic procedures follow a similar path. They use search engines to seek out initial information; they turn to social media to ask questions and read reviews from others, and they visit doctors’ practice websites to get a better sense of which ones to actually contact.

Doctors who understand the shift and make an effort to help them along the way are likely to be the ones they turn to when they’re ready to take the next step.

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Patient, client or otherwise, aesthetic consumers are very savvy shoppers

Whatever you call them, today’s seeker of cosmetic surgery has access to an unprecedented amount of information — so much, in fact, that making sense of it can be seen as journeying from a state of overwhelmed confusion to one of informed empowerment. Like almost everyone seeking medical care, today’s patient/client/aesthetic consumer wants to be an active participant in her healthcare decisions; she wants to be listened to not dictated to, and she prefers doctors who are both competent and caring. Doctors who recognize that and adapt their marketing efforts accordingly will find the journey a rewarding one.


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