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Survey of how people view the medical Internet and the impact of medical website usage on the patient/physician relationship.

Survey of how people view the medical
Internet and the impact of medical website usage on the patient/physician
relationship.

 

The survey was conducted over the Internet in November/December, 2001 by Russell Marketing Research, Inc., an independent research firm based in New York. Russell Marketing Research contributed to the development of the questionnaire, and was responsible for the sampling and recruitment of respondents, dissemination of the study questions via the Internet, and the gathering and tabulation of data.
A total of 2000 randomly selected individuals were contacted and invited to participate in this survey by filling out a questionnaire on a website maintained by Russell Marketing Research. Respondents were members of Survey Sampling, Inc.'s (SSI) Survey Spot Online Panel. Under the administration of Russell Marketing Research, the recruitment was conducted in two phases:
Phase One: SSI recruited online users from over 1,000 online and offline methods, including website registrations, banner ads, mail-in postcards, and telephone. These people are included in what SSI calls their "e-LIT" population. This population currently has about 9 million Internet users.
Phase Two: SSI sent e-mails to the e-LIT population, recruiting them to join the Survey Spot panel. This panel currently represents 260,000 households and over 900,000 individuals. Various demographic and usage data was captured upon registration.
An incentive was offered for completion of the survey. All respondents were entered into a drawing where they could win one of several cash prizes totaling $10,000.

 

An absolute requirement for entry into the survey was use of the medical Internet. Of the two thousand (2,000) people contacted, 231 completed the questionnaire, a response rate of 11.5%.
Apart from standard demographic inquiries, two types of questions were used in this survey.
The first type was a closed-ended question in which the respondent was asked to indicate his/her level of agreement with a statement by selecting a rating from a 5-point agreement scale. The 5-point agreement scale used in this study was strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree somewhat, and strongly disagree.
The other type used was the open-ended question in which the respondent was given the opportunity to express in his/her own words his/her opinion in response to a given question.
Because of the small number of respondents, we have grouped together strongly agree and agree somewhat as "agree" and disagree somewhat and strongly disagree as "disagree" when presenting results. The tables, from which the results are derived, maintain the separate categories.
The margin of error for this survey was +/- 6.9% at the 95% confidence level.

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Mobiles and medicine: The brave new world of mHealth - CNN.com

Mobiles and medicine: The brave new world of mHealth - CNN.com | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Mobile communications technology could revolutionize healthcare. Here are some of the most innovative mobile health initiatives.

 

MHealth," as it is known, has moved beyond a mere buzzword and now stands at a tipping point, say backers.


According to recent analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the GSM Association, an industry body representing nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators in 219 countries, mobile-enabled services will become integral to healthcare delivery by 2017, creating a global market worth about $23 billion.

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Social Media: Is More Needed in Healthcare?

Social Media: Is More Needed in Healthcare? | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Getting involved with social media is like following through with a workout plan; in the beginning, the potential for big results fuel a gung ho attitude. As the days turn into weeks, bad habits creep in when the fruits of hard work are not as grand or immediate as expected.

 

Similarly, organizations expect a lot out of social media. Its glamour and promises push companies to delve into its deep waters, but like all strong tools, a great reward only comes with hard work. Social media can work well when ingenuity and a long-term plan to realize benefits are employed—not boilerplate strategies.

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amednews: Legal risks of going paperless :: March 5, 2012 ... American Medical News

amednews: Legal risks of going paperless :: March 5, 2012 ... American Medical News | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Electronic medical records are meant to save time and money, but they also can create liability issues for doctors.

 

Defense attorney Catherine J. Flynn knows how electronic medical records can overwhelm — and often change — the course of a medical liability lawsuit.

 

In one of her cases, a New Jersey doctor being sued for medical negligence has been accused by a plaintiff’s attorney of modifying a patient’s electronic history. A printing glitch caused the problem, Flynn said, but the accusation has meant extra time and defense costs. Computer screen shots were reviewed, more evidence was gathered and additional arguments were made.

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GPs to ‘prescribe’ apps for patients

GPs to ‘prescribe’ apps for patients | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Family doctors in England could soon be asked to ‘prescribe’ apps to patients to help them manage their medical conditions.

 

The Department of Health has said it wants GPs to be able to prescribe digital applications to help their patients, after asking the public what kind of apps they would like to see available.

The government received nearly 500 entries and more than 12,600 votes and comments, the entries can be read on the ‘maps and apps’ blog.

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Advanced EMRs reap advanced benefits

Advanced EMRs reap advanced benefits | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The joint report, titled "EMR Benefits and Benefit Realization Methods of Stage 6 and 7 Hospitals," indicates that highly advanced EMR environments can produce substantial benefits for individual hospitals and the healthcare system as a whole.

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Ambulatory HIE Toolkit - Your Official Source for Ambulatory HIE Education!

The Ambulatory HIE Toolkit provides comprehensive Health Information Exchange (HIE) education for ambulatory and physician office practice professionals, including physicians, physician executives, practice administrators and practice IT support. Find relevant resources for all ambulatory practices, as well as for hospitals and health systems looking to educate their affiliated ambulatory practices about HIE.

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New study: The world is ready for mobile healthcare

New study: The world is ready for mobile healthcare | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Based on the explosive growth in global mobile phone penetration, a technology revolution is quickly gaining pace in healthcare. Around the world, healthcare systems are overburdened, costly and incapable of meeting the needs of a growing population. According to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group, mobile health technology can offer sizeable benefits to all countries, lead to economic growth and promise a better life for individuals.

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Social media an “ethical duty” for docs

Social media an “ethical duty” for docs | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Doctors have an “ethical duty” to use the communication channels used by their patients to provide them with good medical advice beyond the occasional ten minute consultation.

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Online HealthCare: Understanding Search Engines to Improve Your Searches | HealthWorks Collective

Online HealthCare: Understanding Search Engines to Improve Your Searches | HealthWorks Collective | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
A larger number of physicians are now relying on Google to help them find information sources to help them diagnose or treat their most difficult cases.

 

One of the challenges which most people face when using search engines is that a large number of results in response to a search query are unrelated to what the user is intending to research. There are, however, some ways to make searching more effective.

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Social media use by physicians

Many physicians have embraced social media as a source of information and a way to stay current and connected, but there are concerns about personal and professional risks in terms of confidentiality, accountability and privacy protection. The CMA asked members of the e-panel their opinions, to help with guidelines the association is developing for physicians on the professional use of social media. NOTE: The percentages cited in these summaries do not always total 100 because not all findings are reported, e.g. those in categories "not applicable," "neutral," "not reported" - or responses are given in more than one category.

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More than 100,000 Medical Society Physician Members Now Able to Text Legally Using DocBookMD

More than 100,000 Medical Society Physician Members Now Able to Text Legally Using DocBookMD | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 physicians who are members of a medical society can now text patient data legally using a HIPAA-compliant mobile application, DocBookMD.
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Physicians and hospitals must make websites more patient-friendly

Physicians and hospitals must make websites more patient-friendly | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Accessibility is the key to a good consumer experience, especially for health care organizations.

 

If physicians are planning to launch a new website or revamp an old one, a study says they're better off not looking at other medical sites for inspiration -- especially on how to write or present their content.

 

A study in the January/February issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management looked at what makes an effective website and measured how some of the nation's hospitals and health systems are doing.

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A Look at the Effects of Social Media on Healthcare - Soliant Health

A Look at the Effects of Social Media on Healthcare - Soliant Health | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
More and more, people on social networks are talking about how to find the right places to seek out medical treatment or the right questions to ask their health care practitioner to help that practitioner in their diagnosis.
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20 Classic Facebook Mistakes to Avoid in Healthcare Social Media

20 Classic Facebook Mistakes to Avoid in Healthcare Social Media | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The only things worse than not using social media is portraying yourself in a negative light through your healthcare social media. When you first get started, it’s easy to make some rookie mistakes. This is why it is important to have as many friendly eyes as possible on your social media output to catch these mistakes.

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Five key considerations for healthcare facilities before moving to the cloud

Five key considerations for healthcare facilities before moving to the cloud | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The cloud. It seems like everyone, from technology pundits to mothers in TV commercials is, talking about how computing is moving to the cloud – the delivery of applications to distributed users from a central location rather than putting software on individual PCs or local servers.

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Current Social Media Platforms and Their Potential in Healthcare

The Patient Healthcare Relationship Perspective model (PHRP). In summary the 3 main tenets of the model are:
Focus on the Relationships (the people to people links) first and foremost
The patient is the centre of ALL relationships
ALL systems and processes should aim to facilitate these relationships

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The social life of NHS websites..part two - carlplant

The social life of NHS websites..part two - carlplant | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

I've been looking at how much activity is generated through Facebook originating from the NHS website itself (for techies: liking, sharing or commenting through the Facebook graph). Basically I'm looking at Facebook activity as well as how many Twitter shares the site has had (plus I've included the page rank of the URL).

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Stanford Medicine X | IDEO Design Challenge Workshop | Medicine X Stanford

Stanford Medicine X | IDEO Design Challenge Workshop | Medicine X Stanford | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The goal of the Stanford Medicine X IDEO Design Challenge is to bring all stakeholders in improving health—researchers, technologists, healthcare providers, patients, and caretakers—closer to the design process in a space where they can share perspectives and work, interact, and collaborate together. IDEO designers will facilitate the workshop in partnership with faculty from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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How medicine will be Topol’d

How medicine will be Topol’d | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

At the very beginning of Dr. Eric Topol’s book, The Creative Destructive of Medicine, and throughout its chapters, he invokes the name of Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, who is credited with popularizing the term “creative destruction.” Topol’s book argues that medicine will inevitably be “Schumpetered”, and as he told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview, he believes this creative destruction will be rather swift. What’s more, he believes it needs to be.

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How a Team of Doctors Uses Social Media to Drive Awareness and Save Lives

How a Team of Doctors Uses Social Media to Drive Awareness and Save Lives | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
For small non-profit medical teams working outside the U.S., Twitter and other social media tools have become an invaluable lifeline.
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10 tips on using and enjoying social media

10 tips on using and enjoying social media | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

In compiling my tips I’ve understood that giving tips on how to use social media is frighteningly close to giving tips on how to live a good life—impossible and inevitably personal and partial.

 

Nevertheless, here are my tips:

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The Patient of the Future - Technology Review

The Patient of the Future - Technology Review | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr's quest to quantify everything about his health led him to a startling discovery, an unusual partnership with his doctor, and more control over his life.
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New study: The world is ready for mobile healthcare

Based on the explosive growth in global mobile phone penetration, a technology revolution is quickly gaining pace in healthcare. Around the world, healthcare systems are overburdened, costly and incapable of meeting the needs of a growing population. According to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group, mobile health technology can offer sizeable benefits to all countries, lead to economic growth and promise a better life for individuals.

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