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Start-Ups Use Technology in Patient-Doctor Relations

Start-Ups Use Technology in Patient-Doctor Relations | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
Some entrepreneurial doctors and patients have come up with Web sites and mobile apps to ease monitoring of a person’s vital signs and even make appointments. (The #newnormal in #medical #technology?
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Three Tips To Finding Social Media Balance - New York Times

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Three Tips To Finding Social Media Balance
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Social media starts out as something you check occasionally, but before long, it takes over your life. You stop reading books or sitting with yourself quietly.
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Balance! A key word for everything in life, isn't it? 

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The FDA is Cracking Down on Big Pharma Social Media

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The FDA sent one company a warning letter for Facebook "likes"

 

The FDA often sends warning letters to companies for violating FDA regulation on how their products are marketed. For instance, if a company is advertising its product as a treatment for an ailment its not approved for, they’re going to hear from the FDA. 

 

So is the case with a recent FDA warning letter to Zarbee’s Naturals, which the FDA scolded for not only claiming to treat conditions like coughs (supplements cannot make these claims, otherwise they would drugs and regulated as such), but for the company’s Facebook “likes” and tweets.

 

Of course, some pharmaceutical companies find the FDA guidance overbearing. “If the FDA is going to require the same type of fine print that you see in a magazine ad to be in a tweet, then the FDA is essentially taking that tool away from patients who may want to hear from companies as well as healthcare professionals,” Jeffrey K. Francer, vice president and senior counsel with Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America told the publication GEN in an interview. “I assume that the FDA believes that its own tweets are truthful and not misleading. If they believe that, then why couldn’t a company use Twitter in the same way that the FDA is using Twitter?” Francer thinks the guidelines interfere with the First Amendment.


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PhRMA calling in the big guns to fight FDA's SM GLs - the First Amendment!

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Fitbit study: UK adults find mobile health tracking, not public messaging, effective | mobihealthnews

Fitbit study: UK adults find mobile health tracking, not public messaging, effective | mobihealthnews | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it

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The selfie syndrome: Why teens use social media for validation and how parents ... - Today.com

The selfie syndrome: Why teens use social media for validation and how parents ... - Today.com | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
“The selfie syndrome: Why teens use social media for validation and how parents ... Today.com Of course looking to social media for affirmation isn't just for the young.”
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Online patient platforms vie to one-up “Dr. Google” | mobihealthnews

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10 Notable medical apps released this past week

10 Notable medical apps released this past week | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
A list of the key medical apps released this past week
1. PocketSim

Quick Points:
- A free ECG learning application that helps you identify arrhythmias
- It’s free right now, so definitely worth a download

Cost: Free

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocketsim/id688419223?mt=8

2. Stroke: Patient

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- App claims to be created by a team of stroke specialists.
- Could potentially be useful for patients who suffered stroke or are at higher risk, and their families.

Cost: Free

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stroke-patient/id680505024?mt=8

3. Ferring IVF Wheel

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- Pregnancy wheel for IVF calculations and management
- Created by industry (Ferring Reproductive Health)

Cost: Free

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ferring-ivf-wheel/id684536707?mt=8

4. Genetiuim Radiology

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- An app that enables Radiologists to upload interesting images in a central place
- Looks similar to the Figure 1 model (“instagram for Physicians”)

Cost: Free

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genetium-radiology/id676263647?mt=8

5. GoVenture Insulin Pump Timer

Quick Points:
- Does not connect to insulin pump.
- Providers reminders, such as insulin refills and changing infusion sets.
- Aimed towards parents and adults using insulin pump

Cost: $3.99

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goventure-insulin-pump-timer/id689231625?mt=8

6. RN Cheat Sheet

Quick Points:
- App for student nurses and practicing nurses
- Contains information calculating flow rates and drip rates.

Cost: Free to download, but $4.99 to unlock full features of app

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rn-cheat-sheet-free-patient/id663941833?mt=8

7. Cat Heart Interactive

Quick Points:
- Very detailed anatomical breakdown of the heart
- It’s a 3D interactive anatomy tool for the heart

Cost: $21.99

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cat-heart-interactive/id645483142?mt=8

8. Cresp

Quick Points:
- Aimed at Nephrologists (residents, nephrology fellows, consultants)
- Provides key references in the area of nephrology

Cost: Free

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cresp/id686959970?mt=8

9. “How to Use Inhalers” and “Use Inhalers App”

Quick Points:
- Straightforward guide on how to use inhalers
- The app requires you to purchase it twice — once for an iPhone and once for an iPad — a policy that Apple isn’t a fan of and something we’re not fans of at iMA either. Hopefully they will change this.
- “Use Inhalers App” is another one created by the Saralsoft company, and it is free.

Cost: $2.99, and Free

Link:
How to use Inhalers: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/how-to-use-inhalers/id581524183?mt=8
Use Inhalers App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/use-inhalers-app/id688274641?mt=8

10. Respiratory Physician Journal Update

Quick Points:
- A simple RSS feed for critical care and general medicine journals.

Cost: Free

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/respiratory-physician-journal/id689450807?mt=8

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Internet use may help in dealing with depression: Study - Sci/Tech - dna

Internet use may help in dealing with depression: Study - Sci/Tech -  dna | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
The New Zealand Mental Health Foundation has praised social media and has dubbed it as the modern equivalent to picking up the phone. - Sci/Tech dna
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The Future of Patient Engagement [video] | HealthWorks Collective

The Future of Patient Engagement [video] | HealthWorks Collective | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
Came across this great patient engagement video on YouTube from the GetWellNetwork.

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Your Smartphone Just Diagnosed You with Postpartum Depression

Your Smartphone Just Diagnosed You with Postpartum Depression | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
Depending on your perspective, Twitter can either be a valuable source of breaking news, or a fire hose of miscellaneous, often dubious information. Microsoft researchers are ...

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Does not need to be a career changing moment.

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How social media makes us better doctors: Lessons from Heart Rhythm Society 2013 | theheart.org

How social media makes us better doctors: Lessons from Heart Rhythm Society 2013 | theheart.org | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
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What can we learn from patients? Ex-Googler debuts health social network to find out

What can we learn from patients? Ex-Googler debuts health social network to find out | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
Google’s former Chief Health Strategist Roni Zeiger has launched Smart Patients, an online community for cancer patients.
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Steven Krohn's comment, April 23, 2013 5:23 PM
Thanks very much for this information. I find it very appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish with Home Healthcare Agencies and the community we are forming on line. Excellent read.
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Can phone apps really help patients with compliance?

Believe it or not, some doctors are prescribing smart phone apps, along with other medical devices, to help patients manage chronic diseases.
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Does anyone have data on this and not just speculations?

I'd love to see some examples

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Doctors are the new search engines - Founder's Blog - Healthy Startups

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mHealth Insights from Doctors 2.0 & You Paris | mHealth Insight: the ...

mHealth Insights from Doctors 2.0 & You Paris | mHealth Insight: the ... | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
Billed as “The international event in Healthcare Social Media, Mobile Apps, & Web 2.0” it proved to be a fascinating 2 days in Paris learning from Patients, Healthcare Professionals, Healthcare Insurance/Provider execs, and Research and Marketing...
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Droplet lens turns a smartphone into a 160X microscope

Droplet lens turns a smartphone into a 160X microscope | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
 
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May 1, 2014



Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into

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Verifying social media in a crisis - Phys.Org

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“Verifying social media in a crisis Phys.Org "We are really trying to build systems that pick up on the early signs of crisis-related social media and verify them so they can be fed to emergency services.”
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ePharma Summit: Why should physician practices have a digital strategy?

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Twitter Basics for Healthcare Businesses

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“Web 1.0 was where corporations thought the internet was another dandy platform for telling us what they wanted us to know. Web 2.0 was where we showed the
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Be yourself, not phony.Don’t be all about yourself, take an interest in others.Don’t worry about how to get a lot of followers.  Just follow, and pay attention to people you appreciate.Since sharing and conversation are what Twitter is really all about, for me, the “@” is what it’s all about.A Retweet is saying to someone, “I value you and what you have said, and want to share it with all of my Twitter friends”.
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Doximity, A LinkedIn For Medical Professionals, Now Reaches About 30% Of Doctors In The U.S.

Doximity, A LinkedIn For Medical Professionals, Now Reaches About 30% Of Doctors In The U.S. | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

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7 case studies prove mobile ROI to healthcare marketers

7 case studies prove mobile ROI to healthcare marketers | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
Tweet ShareIs mobile marketing ready to change healthcare?
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The Business of Gamification Infographic - LeadManagement.com

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The Business of Gamification Infographic Powered by Demand Metric - See more at: http://www.demandmetric.com/content/gamification-infographic#sthash.lO88O1K1.dpuf Stacy Jackson Stacy Jackson is a founding partner at Jackson Marketing...
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PCORI launches 'engagement awards program to advance patient-centered outcomes research

PCORI launches 'engagement awards program to advance patient-centered outcomes research | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today launched a funding initiative designed to grow a national community of patients, clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare stakeholders who will advance patient-centered outcomes research.

 

The new PCORI Engagement Awards program will offer targeted funding to dozens of groups of patients, clinicians and other front-line caregivers, and others across the healthcare community who are interested in supporting the expansion of patient- centered outcomes research (PCOR) and implementation of its results.  It will do so by supporting projects to enhance knowledge of PCOR and its benefits; training to foster partnerships between patients, other healthcare stakeholders, and scientists that can lead to research projects; and efforts to implement results of the research in clinical practice.

 

As the first step in this initiative, PCORI will invest up to $1.2 million for a training program to build research capacity and fund a series of Pipeline to Proposal Awards. The initial Pipeline to Proposal Awards of up to $15,000 each will help patients and other non-researchers interested in PCOR begin to form groups capable of partnering with clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare stakeholders.

 

The new program fulfills a key aspect of PCORI's mission to facilitate active involvement of patients and other stakeholders in research efforts designed to answer unresolved medical and health questions faced by patients and those who care for them through studies comparing the effectiveness of different care options.


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Best Social Media Tools for Medical Practice Marketing: Find Content

Best Social Media Tools for Medical Practice Marketing: Find Content | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
The best social media tools for finding content to share for medical practice marketing.
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Dig in to more than 60 curation tools and choose the ones for you!

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Annals of Internal Medicine | Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards

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Infographic: 5 Healthcare IT Trends Transforming Healthcare

Infographic: 5 Healthcare IT Trends Transforming Healthcare | sm in healthcare | Scoop.it
Infographic visualization created by CDW Healthcare highlights 5 healthcare IT trends that are transforming healthcare in 2013 and beyond. (RT @HIMSS: MT @mhimss: [INFOGRAPHIC] 5 emerging trends in #healthIT via @CDW_Healthcare.
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