SmartCompany.com.au Three Tips To Finding Social Media Balance New York Times 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.
Dimitra Kontochristou's insight:
Balance! A key word for everything in life, isn't it?
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.
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.
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...
“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.”
“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
Dimitra Kontochristou's insight:
"Mr. Beckerman’s Twitter guidelines are simple …
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”.
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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