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Facebook reminders help teens control asthma

Facebook reminders help teens control asthma | Health and Tech | Scoop.it

Once again, social media proves its mettle among young people with health issues. Preliminary results of a study of asthmatic teenagers at Boston’s Partners HealthCare found significant improvement in engagement and in symptom control when patients received reminders and encouragement from clinicians and peers via Facebook.

Dr. Joseph Kvedar, vice president of connected health at Partners HealthCare, presented these early findings at the mHealth + Telehealth World conference in Boston this week. Kvedar told MedCity News that Partners is working on publication of the study in a peer-reviewed journal.

Partners Connected Health, formerly known as the Center for Connected Health, teamed up with the Department of Pulmonology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the pediatric asthma group at Partners Community HealthCare to create a private Facebook group for asthma patients aged 14-17. Partners paired the “secret” group, only viewable by invited users and not listed in Facebook search results, with a password-protected website called Connect 2 My ACT, where study participants could take the Asthma Control Test (ACT), a survey intended to measure asthma control.


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Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband

Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband | Health and Tech | Scoop.it
Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband

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If they can make this a validated item, I hope they then push that technology into general wearables. Will watch with interest.

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Charles Karue's curator insight, July 14, 2015 2:50 PM

please read carefully

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Google's Helpouts could be the company's secret weapon to take on healthcare

Google's Helpouts could be the company's secret weapon to take on healthcare | Health and Tech | Scoop.it
Google’s new Helpouts platform launches with real-time advice for cooking, home improvement and computer problems. Down the line, its biggest impact could be on health care.

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Interested to see how this compares to the work Next IT are doing with virtual assistants such as at goarmy.com...

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Harvard researchers tested 23 online ‘symptom checkers.’ Here’s how they stack up.

Harvard researchers tested 23 online ‘symptom checkers.’ Here’s how they stack up. | Health and Tech | Scoop.it

Ever asked the Internet what your symptoms mean and gotten a response that seemed wacky or totally off base? It's not your imagination.In an audit that is believed to be the first of its kind, Harvard Medical School researchers have tested 23 online “symptom checkers” — run by brand names such as the Mayo Clinic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and WebMD, as well as lesser-knowns such as Symptomate — and found that, though the programs varied widely in accuracy of diagnoses and triage advice, as a whole they were astonishingly inaccurate. Symptom checkers provided the correct diagnosis first in only 34 percent of cases, and within the first three diagnoses 51 percent of the time.


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I wonder how IBM's Watson would fare as a symptom checker in this test?

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Havas Lynx Medical's curator insight, July 13, 2015 3:13 AM

Of course we need a comparison with those age old symptom checkers 'doctors' to know if this is bad or not

Tom Rees's curator insight, July 13, 2015 3:46 AM

They didn't assess whether a human could do better, and they didn't assess NHS direct. Nevertheless a cautionary tale! 

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Internet of Things infographic offers some clues on trends in healthcare

Internet of Things infographic offers some clues on trends in healthcare | Health and Tech | Scoop.it
A Stained Glass Labs infographic looks at the Internet of Things/Wearable Technology sector, and offers some clues on trends in healthcare.

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Jürgen Anke's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:48 PM

Infographic on the Internet of Things with special regard to wearable devices.

Marcus Taylor's curator insight, December 16, 2013 7:40 PM

Is this looking glass more realistic or an underestimate?

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Infographic: 40 Key Trends Shaping The Future of Medicine

Infographic: 40 Key Trends Shaping The Future of Medicine | Health and Tech | Scoop.it
Infographic created by Bertalan Mesko, MD, PhD illustrates the key trends and innovations that shape the future of medicine visualized from 3 perspectives.

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