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Docs 'need to be more social'

Docs 'need to be more social' | Doctor | Scoop.it

Ken Terry writes:

 

'Physicians are more likely to use social media channels for education and communicating with peers than for interacting with patients, according to a new white paper from the CSC consulting firm, which lists 14 business goals for healthcare organizations that use social media.

 

The paper also describes how healthcare providers can start to engage in this new method of online communication. But it fails to explain how they can overcome the reluctance of physicians to interact with patients via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.'

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mHealth provides surgeons with a new set of instruments - FierceMobileHealthcare

mHealth provides surgeons with a new set of instruments - FierceMobileHealthcare | Doctor | Scoop.it

'While mobile technologies have found a place in a host of healthcare specialties, including cardiac care, radiology an'While mobile technologies have found a place in a host of healthcare specialties, including cardiac care, radiology and neurology, the one department they hadn't penetrated until recently was the operating room.

 

But that's changing, and rapidly. New tools and new uses for consumer-focused apps are quickly putting mobile devices into surgeons' hands, both figuratively and literally.'

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Little blue book on a little glass screen

Little blue book on a little glass screen | Doctor | Scoop.it

'More than 200,000 physicians per year trust and use the little blue book to find the information they need to help their patients.

 

With the release of tlbb Mobile 2.0 and now the availability of tlbb Mobile for Android, doctors can access that same valued information via iPhone, BlackBerry smartphone and Android platforms'

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Five questions with Mayo Clinic social media chief Lee Aase

Five questions with Mayo Clinic social media chief Lee Aase | Doctor | Scoop.it

Lee Aase (@leeaase), Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media answers the following questions:

 

* What is the biggest challenge facing healthcare marketers in using social media?

* What is the biggest strength when it comes to using social media in healthcare?

* What’s the next big thing Mayo will do with social media?

* What does Mayo get out of hosting [the #mayoragan] conference?

* What’s the coolest application you’ve seen of healthcare social media not done by Mayo?

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A social media strategy for healthcare professionals

A social media strategy for healthcare professionals | Doctor | Scoop.it

Howard J. Luks, MD (@hjluks) writes:

 

'I am very happy to receive a lot of requests from physicians to assist them in establishing a digital presence. This is a huge step — in the right direction. Where do you start? How?'

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Health IT as an essential voice in healthcare: four reasons for HIT pros to use SM

Health IT as an essential voice in healthcare: four reasons for HIT pros to use SM | Doctor | Scoop.it

Four reasons for health IT professionals to participate in Health IT Social Media:

 

1. HITECH & meaningful use

2. The people you support are participating

3. A new health IT Library

4. Shared experiences

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Apple attempt to categorize medical apps falls short

Apple attempt to categorize medical apps falls short | Doctor | Scoop.it

'In addition to the issue with sub-categories (no specialties, medical professional categorisations), Apple missed the mark with not only the apps that were included, but also the extremely useful apps they excluded.'

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80 percent of hospitals in the US testing or piloting the iPad

80 percent of hospitals in the US testing or piloting the iPad | Doctor | Scoop.it

At Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ keynote, which is currently still in progress, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, announced that over 80 percent of hospitals in the US are now testing or piloting the iPad.

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Social Media in medical education: creative approaches to dementia care

Social Media in medical education: creative approaches to dementia care | Doctor | Scoop.it

'This animation was submitted by a med student to YouTube for the instructor of a course about ‘Narratives of Ageing:Exploring Creative Approaches to Dementia Care’.

 

Students visited a locked unit at a care facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease. They used YouTube to watch streamed video made by Alzheimer’s disease advocacy groups, twitter was used for real time communication between med students and instructors, Skype was used to interact with and talk to various experts.

 

The instructors took and uploaded pictures to Flickr of students and residents interacting. Several students used these pictures for a creative final project which resulted in a scrapbook that was given to the residents. And one of them produced this animation film.'

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Patient Experience: Hospitals’ Holy Grail?

Patient Experience: Hospitals’ Holy Grail? | Doctor | Scoop.it
With increased transparency, pay for performance ramping up, and social media communications increasing in popularity, the patient experience has beco...
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Physician awareness of patient social media presences: a survey

Physician awareness of patient social media presences: a survey | Doctor | Scoop.it

'A new study surveying medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (n=3,012) suggests that:

 

* 15% of practicing physicians had visited the online profile of a patient or family member

* 28% of practicing physicians were aware of a patient or family member visiting their personal site

* 35% of practicing physicians had received a "friend" request from a patient or family member

* 5% of practicing physicians had requested to be a "friend" with a patient or family member

* 22% of all respondents felt it was ethically acceptable for physicians to visit the online profiles of patients within personal online social networking sites.

 

The response rate to this survey was low (c.16%).'

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Breast cancer patients' future plans inspire oncologist

Breast cancer patients' future plans inspire oncologist | Doctor | Scoop.it

Listening to her patients' plans for their lives after cancer transformed an oncologist's outlook.

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Patients want to be cared for by doctors who show an interest in them as individuals

Patients want to be cared for by doctors who show an interest in them as individuals | Doctor | Scoop.it

[AS: the actual title of this post ('7 ways to make patients like you') seems to suggest that the doctor-patient relationship is being reduced to a popularity contest, and that the doctor needs to try harder than the patient.

 

I don't agree with this.

 

It is surely one of the precepts of participatory medicine that both parties need to be listen to and understand the needs of the other as equal partners in the co-creation of care: to *be* trustworthy, rather than to *feign* trustworthiness.

 

Whilst there are some positive aspects to this list, some of its elements (particularly the second item) infer that the healthcare professional needs to gull or trick patients into perceiving them in a certain way rather than just manifesting the sort of open, engaged outlook which would ensure the former.

 

In other words: an odd and at times unhelpful take on the question of trust in the consulting room]

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Healthcare Social Media Summit at Mayo Clinic: a Storify recap

'This week marked the third annual Social Media Summit at the Mayo Clinic.

 

With a pre-conference scheduled Monday, the rest of the week was devoted to medical professionals learning ways to improve their social networking campaigns, while of course, tweeting about it at the same time. Here is a recap of what followers were tweeting this week.'

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Physician interest in social media is ramping up

Physician interest in social media is ramping up | Doctor | Scoop.it

Among physicians responding to a QuantiaMD survey, 87 percent participated in at least one social media site (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, physician networking, patient communities, blogs, etc.) for personal use, while 67 percent participated in at least one social media site for professional use.

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Social media usage by staff complicates hospital risk management

Social media usage by staff complicates hospital risk management | Doctor | Scoop.it

Mike Tsikoudakis on privacy concerns, 'friending' patients, tweeting in surgery, and social media hiring bias.

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Review: Antibiotic Manual iPad app

Review: Antibiotic Manual iPad app | Doctor | Scoop.it

'The Antibiotic Manual is a well-organized, attractive, and intuitive app that contains thorough information for 188 antimicrobial drugs.'

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Is Groupon legal for doctors?

Is Groupon legal for doctors? | Doctor | Scoop.it

'Some doctors see Groupon as just another marketing opportunity and offer discounts on elective or cosmetic procedures like liposuction and veneers. Others have rejected it as an unprofitable. Still others view advertisement on social sites that require customers to prepay for services as borderline unethical, citing concerns that there is additional pressure for patients to go through with a procedure when they are having second thoughts.

 

So is it thumbs-up or thumbs-down for Groupon?'

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Relationships enhance patient care

Relationships enhance patient care | Doctor | Scoop.it

'Many physicians have long term relationships with patients. These can be particularly rich and helpful in primary care. We need to remember and foster those relationships as we make modifications to our health care system.'

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mHealth overview

Robert Houtenbos (@hout) presents 'a comprehensive overview of most relevant mobile health applications (in The Netherlands)'.

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Doctors and patients are using different social spaces

Doctors and patients are using different social spaces | Doctor | Scoop.it

Physicians are using social media at a higher rate than the rest of the population, according to a new survey cited in American Medical News. But in their professional use of social media, they're still shying away from contact with their own patients or even with online patient communities.

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5 strategies for putting mHealth to work at your hospital

5 strategies for putting mHealth to work at your hospital | Doctor | Scoop.it

1. Create apps that deliver your best content

2. Get that mobile website going

3. Tackle the social media connection

4. Stop dallying on text messaging

5. Consider QR codes

 

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Surgeons tout Twitter use at hospitals to enhance training

Surgeons tout Twitter use at hospitals to enhance training | Doctor | Scoop.it

Two surgeons from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science are advocating the use of Twitter and other social media to their peers in order to accelerate and enhance the flow of information for medical training.

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Doctors, listen to your patients

Doctors, listen to your patients | Doctor | Scoop.it

'Abraham Verghese MD says patients complain that doctors hardly listen or look at them; physicians are too busy dealing with technology.'

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Telemedicine centre offers patients virtual consultations

Telemedicine centre offers patients virtual consultations | Doctor | Scoop.it

'A new centre in Dubai will allow patients to receive a 'virtual consultation' from experts around the world. Throughout the consultation, any test results required are immediately fed into the digital file, including results from an electrocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

 

The facility is also a comprehensive radiology and imaging centre for screening breast cancer and tumours, as well as other medical purposes. All screening result are transferred to patients' electronic health records, making the information easily accessible.

 

"Patients receive a hard copy and a CD of their results," Dr Ul Mulk said. "The information is also backed up on our hard drives. Of course, all information is only shared with the patient's consent."'

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