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FDA Has (Some) Social Media Advice For Pharma

FDA Has (Some) Social Media Advice For Pharma | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Last month, the FDA released draft guidance on "responding to unsolicited requests for off-label information about prescription drugs and medical devices."...
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Older doctors a lot more tech-savvy than many think :: Dec. 19, 2011 ... American Medical News

Older doctors a lot more tech-savvy than many think :: Dec. 19, 2011 ... American Medical News | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
The most experienced (read: oldest) physician in the office is often assumed to be the least tech-savvy. In reality, the opposite may be true.

 

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Social Media to revolutionize the Healthcare and Medical Devices Space.

Social Media to revolutionize the Healthcare and Medical Devices Space. | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

As more and more companies today realize the potential of Marketing and communication of Social Media, tools like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ have become a way of life and a powerful economic driving force.

 

Today a mind boggling number of 80% online users search of healthcare information on the web. Look back and I’m sure even you would have just googled information on some drug or medical equipment and read the comments and reviews left by the other online users. Lots of people in this way are referred to healthcare resources through friends on their social network.

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A Guide to Improving your Patient Interaction and Outreach

A Guide to Improving your Patient Interaction and Outreach | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Technology enables, but man disables by not taking advantage of opportunities given to him. As a Physicians today, you have many key touch points to increase and consequently improve your interactions with patients. Some are simple methods, some require a little bit of work, but what is the end advantage of it all? For one thing it makes you popular amongst patients; and the side effect could lead you to get more business.

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Top 10 Mistakes that Doctors Make in Choosing Medical Software

Top 10 Mistakes that Doctors Make in Choosing Medical Software | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Choosing which program to buy to run your medical practice has never been easy. Earlier , it was because there were very few programs available.

 

Today, ironically, it is because there are too many ! Doctors are very confused as to which program they should buy – sometimes, too much choice can be as bad as too little !

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Why Your Hospital Needs More Than Just A Website

Why Your Hospital Needs More Than Just A Website | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The internet has become the most important source of information in the world. A recent survey in India found that seventy two percent of Indians online search for healthcare related information. With an increasingly large number of people going online before making any healthcare related decision, it has become more important than ever for hospitals and doctors to have their websites.

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Shared Mind: Communication, Decision Making, and Autonomy in Serious Illness

In the context of serious illness, individuals usually rely on others to help them think and feel their way through difficult decisions. To help us to understand why, when, and how individuals involve trusted others in sharing information, deliberation, and decision making, we offer the concept of shared mind—ways in which new ideas and perspectives can emerge through the sharing of thoughts, feelings, perceptions, meanings, and intentions among 2 or more people.

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IN PURSUIT OF A TRANSFORMED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: FROM PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES TO ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND BEYOND

Well before the federal Affordable Care Act legislation, the concept of a “Patient Centered Medical Home” (PCMH) was promoted within academic and clinical family medicine as the foundation for health care delivery transformation.

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Sweden have expanded the Twitter discussions on Health Care Social Media (#hcsm) family with #hcsmse

Sweden have expanded the Twitter discussions on Health Care Social Media (#hcsm) family with #hcsmse | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
On the 11.11.11 from 12-13 (CET) a Swedish initiated pilot tweet chat will take off. It is part of the #hcsm discussions on Health Care and Social Media. #hcsmse is now a Swedish addition to the fa...
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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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5 tips for health care organizations to avoid social media growing pains in 2012

5 tips for health care organizations to avoid social media growing pains in 2012 | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Here's a good tip: Train your employees how to use social media this year.

 

Over the past year, you've gained executive buy-off, formalized a social media strategy, created policies and managed social media accounts for your health care organization.

So, what will you do in 2012?

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012 | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
"In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps." Singularity University's executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest emerging trends in HealthTech.
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The top 5 roadblocks of patient engagement

 

As paper-based health records continue migrating to electronic platforms, more opportunities arise for a new level of patient education and engagement using interactive patient-information systems and other forms of collaborative care. According to a recent report from KLAS, educating patients and their families about their current condition and ongoing treatment is one of the most effective means for reducing hospital readmissions, be that among active-duty military personnel, veterans, or civilians

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Tweaks to Make your PC Experience Better as a Doctor

Tweaks to Make your PC Experience Better as a Doctor | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Today a lot of Doctors are waking up to using the computer, maybe to surf the net, or they own a website or better still have an EMR solution.

 

Below are some tips to help you make your time spent on the PC better. These include some mundane ideas and thoughts and also some personal insights in what works best. So make your PC experience a good one, because it’s going to last you a life time.

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A Diabetes Dashboard and Physician Efficiency and Accuracy in Accessing Data Needed for High-Quality Diabetes Care

We compared use of a new diabetes dashboard screen with use of a conventional approach of viewing multiple electronic health record (EHR) screens to find data needed for ambulatory diabetes care.

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On the Importance of Using a Multidimensional Sociotechnical Model to Study Health Information Technology

This model offers a systems-level view and posits that all 8 of the interconnected dimensions of HIT must be adequately addressed if an organization is to achieve safe and effective electronic health record use. Failure to account for key items in any one of these dimensions can lead to almost insurmountable problems within the clinic.

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Successful Health Information Technology Implementation Requires Practice and Health Care System Transformation

The complexity of primary care is increasingly recognized and documented

 

The inputs and outputs of primary care encounters require considerable additional time beyond the face-to-face time of patient encounters.

 

The promises of health information technology (HIT), meaningful use, electronic prescribing, and other policy approaches are thwarted by current incentives built into primary care reimbursement, particularly the fee-for-service–only structure and its practical implementation in most practices.

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Survey Online Presence and Websites

Medical Websites for Doctors and Practices


As a Doctor, what are your expectations from a Website

 

Take this survey to help us help you!

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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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