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Hospital social media can give credible sources to patients

Hospital social media can give credible sources to patients | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Hospital social media efforts can direct patients to credible sources and helpful chat rooms, Facebook pages or YouTube channels.

 

I am inspired by e-patient Dave and his commitment to take charge of his own health. I am inspired by the bloggers on e-patients.net (the site for the Society for Participatory Medicine).

 

But the reality is, my aging parents don’t have the technical know-how or stamina to advocate for themselves.

 

It’s a good reminder to those of us in hospitals and clinics that there are many “accidental e-caregivers” who are online with a willingness to help, but a lack of medical expertise.

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How Healthcare Sector in India is adopting Social Media? A case study of Narayana Nethralaya

How Healthcare Sector in India is adopting Social Media? A case study of Narayana Nethralaya | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The healthcare industry is a growing industry in India. The raising health awareness and consciousness of the public combined with the improving economic status of the people has contributed much to this growth.

 

Hospitals in India have started adopting social media as a tool to grow their business. Super-specialty hospital chains such as Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Healthcare and Max Healthcare have aggressively pursued social media marketing. On the other hand, Columbia Asia and Manipal Hospitals are yet to take up active social media marketing.

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Powering the Possible for those battling Pediatric Cancer

Today we announced the expansion of our giving efforts, Powering the Possible, to help fight Pediatric Cancer. And I’m really proud of this new extension.

 

The first project we will be supporting is focused on neuroblastoma. It is the deadliest and most resistant form of childhood cancer. It strikes one in 100,000 children annually, usually before the age of 5, and despite it being so rare, it is responsible for one in seven pediatric cancer deaths. And there are few treatment options available to children with pediatric cancer because of its relatively small patient base. Most cancer treatment development has focused largely on the adult population.

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The four essentials of a secure health IT infrastructure - Community Blog

The four essentials of a secure health IT infrastructure - Community Blog | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

 

How do you know that you’ve done all you can to protect your organization’s information and your patients’ information?

 

I can think of four essential issues of IT infrastructure — hard, fast, universal must-haves — that need to be addressed before you can rest assured you’ve done your best.

 

Guest post by: Ruby Raley, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Axway How do you know that you've done all you can to protect your organization's information and your patients' information?

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Technology in the Exam Room: Tool or Barrier?

In my effort to stay abreast of all the industry trends in healthcare technology, I am a frequent reader of many magazine articles, tweets, and blogs. I recently read an interesting blog entitled “EHR Etiquette,” which both intrigued and excited me. It’s hard to find people who are optimistic about the EHR adoption and workflow redesign process.

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Who Owns the Data? Healthcare IT and mHealth - Healthcare Talent Transformation

Who Owns the Data? Healthcare IT and mHealth - Healthcare Talent Transformation | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Healthcare IT and wireless health technologies will be producing in the coming years an almost immeasurable amount of data derived from electronic health records, smart phones, body sensors, and other ‘connected’ devices. The ownership of this type of data is an object of debate.

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The Top 5 roadblocks HIEs face

Just as young businesses of most any sort must circumvent myriad challenges to succeed, health providers are encountering multiple roadblocks in the implementation of HIEs. At the core of those: financial sustainability. The root of many, perhaps, money is neither the only problem, nor the most trying.

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Half of doctors to use medical apps in 2012

Half of doctors to use medical apps in 2012 | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

More than 50 percent of physicians use a smartphone for work purposes, according to a new study by IT industry association CompTIA. CompTIA’s “Third Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities” study consisted of online surveys of 350 doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers or administrators, along with executives at 400 IT firms that work in healthcare IT. The association conducted the surveys over the summer.

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NIH undergraduate design challenge focuses on technology solutions in health care

A competition for undergraduate students to foster the design and development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and technologies to aid underserved populations and the disabled is being sponsored by the National Institute of...
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6 golden rules of EMR implementation | Healthcare IT News

A few months ago, we chronicled the 7 most deadly sins of EMR implementation. From ignoring nurses to declining help, these offenses can be hard to make right.

But, in an effort to help big and small practices alike avoid the most common EMR faux pas, we followed up with Rosemarie Nelson, principal of the MGMA Consulting Group, and asked for her opinion on the best practices for implementing an EMR system.

Here are Nelson’s six golden rules of EMR implementation:

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Social Networking for Physicians – Tips and Options

Social Networking for Physicians – Tips and Options | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

With millions of patients seeking medical help and information on social media and the Internet, it has become imperative for physicians to connect with existing and potential patients as well as the medical community across the globe using social media and other means of electronic communication.

 

A study by the online physician learning collaborative QuantiaMD in August 2011 indicates that nearly all physicians in the United States are social media users. However, the study also reveals that most physicians engage in social networking for personal purposes only, appearing rather reluctant to adopt it for enhancing professional interactivity and building a web presence for their medical brands.

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5 Things Twitter Tells Us About Our Health

5 Things Twitter Tells Us About Our Health | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Twitter: the ultimate source for random celebrity musings, detailed minutiae about your friends' lives and -- of course -- play-by-plays of the big game.

 

And increasingly, scientists are using Twitter to gauge public health, as well as our perceptions of it.

From what we think about getting the flu shot to discussions about heart health, check out our round-up of the research on how Twitter is helping us gauge what we do (and don't) know about our health.

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Website Features Which Increase The Patient Satisfaction Index

Website Features Which Increase The Patient Satisfaction Index | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

A large part of managing a patient over a long period of time is communicating with the patient. All old (follow up) cases in medical practices have niche requirements and expectations from their doctors. A satisfied patient is a doctor’s most powerful marketing asset. Healthcare professionals should strive to provide all old (follow up) cases with special features to improve quality of service, which in turn will increase the Patient Satisfaction Index.

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NEJM launches essay contest on how social media will impact health care

NEJM launches essay contest on how social media will impact health care | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

To commemorate the New England Journal of Medicine’s 200th anniversary, the publication has launched an essay contest seeking submissions about how the Internet and social media will change the future of health care.

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Improving patient engagement with (good) technology

Improving patient engagement with (good) technology | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

In recent weeks, the idea of collaboration has been fresh on the minds of health care leaders. The accountable care organizations (ACO) model, recently discussed at length at the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium 2011, endorses the idea of collaborative care and communication among primary care providers, emergency service providers and patients themselves.

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Healthcare CIOs Juggle More Mobile Challenges

As mobile devices multiply in numbers and grow more sophisticated, healthcare CIOs are facing all kinds of new challenges in distributing information and keeping networks secure.

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Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology: Revisions to ONC-Approved Accreditor Processes

Under the authority granted to the National Coordinator for HealthInformation Technology by section 3001(c)(5) of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA)as added by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health(HITECH) Act, this final rule establishes a process for addressing instances where theONC-Approved Accreditor (ONC-AA) engages in improper conduct or does not performits responsibilities under the permanent certification program.

 

This rule also addressesthe status of ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies (ONC-ACBs) in instances wherethere may be a change in the accreditation organization serving as the ONC-AA andclarifies the responsibilities of the new ONC-AA

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Distilling the essence of medicine using Twitter

Distilling the essence of medicine using Twitter | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Almost every year I make a pilgrimage to the 'Virgin Megastore' of my chosen specialty, The American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Lessons from Google Health

Lessons from Google Health | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
The de-Googlization of digital personal health records – Google’s decision to terminate Google Health and abandon the PHR field – offers two lessons with consequences.
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Booz Allen Lists Top Nine Ways Information Technology is Transforming Health Care

As health care moves into a transformational era of efficiency, effectiveness and improved patient outcomes through health information technology (health IT), Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) has examined the broad impact of this trend and today identified the top nine ways health IT is transforming health care.

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Smartphones join stethoscopes in the doctor’s first aid kit

Smartphones join stethoscopes in the doctor’s first aid kit | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Mobile apps can help patients monitor their own data to avoid costly medical interventions, as well as pooling information to improve rural health care...
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Patients want more engagement with doctors

Patients are looking for doctors who will check up on them and offer guidance between office visits says a new report, “A Fragile Nation in Poor Health,” a look at why patients don’t follow their doctors’ treatment plans and what solutions are available to the healthcare community.

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How can Mobile Technology help Healthcare

How can Mobile Technology help Healthcare | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

An estimated 70% of physicians in the United States have either a smartphone or a tablet PC such as an iPad. They are adopting EHRs and are more techno savvy than ever before. Mobile health provides ease of access and mobility to both physicians and patients and creates a coordinated care culture. Let’s look at some of the examples available today of Mobile Technology driving Healthcare.

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Study: Pharma Companies at Lower Than Expected Risk from Social Media Usage - PRNewser

Study: Pharma Companies at Lower Than Expected Risk from Social Media Usage - PRNewser | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

A study by Visible Technologies finds that only a tiny percentage of all posts across social media sites rise to the level of the Adverse Event Reporting (AER) government mandate. The AER requires that companies explain negative side effects from the use of a drug in a clinical trial. Only .3 percent of posts had an AER and some of those didn’t actually rise to the government threshold to mandate one.

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Doctors can help patients boost their weight loss

Doctors can help patients boost their weight loss | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
A new study finds that physicians, with the aid of medical assistants and meal plans, can help obese people drop 10 pounds over two years.

 

Right now, many doctors don't do weight management with patients. Some don't even talk about it, says the study's lead author, Thomas Wadden, director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine.

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