The best account on Twitter, without question, has just over 40,000 followers and doesn’t tweet anymore. It’s called Don’t Read Comments (@avoidcomments), and in its heyday it periodically tweeted things like “Nobody on their deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time reading internet comments’ ” and “If...
How do various patient communities collectively approach the new year? Are goals and resolutions actively discussed? If so, are these goals collaborative or individual? How do these discussions occur in various communities?
This week, a study was released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania that found a surprising correlation when studying two kinds of maps: those that mapped the county-level frequency of cardiac disease, and those that mapped the emotional state of an area's Twitter posts.
In all, researchers sifted through over 826 million tweets, made available by Twitter's research-friendly "garden hose" server access, then narrowed those down to roughly 146 million tweets that had been posted with geolocation data from over 1,300 counties (each county needed to have at least 50,000 tweets to sift through to qualify). The team then measured an individual county's expected "health" level based on frequency of certain phrases, using dictionaries that had been put through scrutiny over their application to emotional states. Negative statements about health, jobs, and attractiveness—along with a bump in curse words—would put a county in the "risk" camp, while words like "opportunities," "overcome," and "weekend" added more points to a county's "protective" rating.
A new year has begun and it’s time to start looking to the months ahead with speculation on what’s to come. Our Views From the Top speakers have offered their insights for the future of health IT based on their experience in the field.
Facebook’s recent newsfeed algorithm change has presented an indirect wake-up call for pharma: it’s time to learn how to be social. It’s more imperative than ever to garner engagement on your posts, so adapt accordingly.
More than 80 percent of U.S. doctors surveyed use mobile apps or view professional content on mobile devices for work. That’s a significant increase over the numbers from around a year ago, according to a new survey.
The main reasons for adoption? Improved patient care and communication, and time efficiency, doctors say. The survey was conducted byMedData Group, a healthcare marketing company in Topsfield, MA, and involved polling 375 physicians around the country this month.
The rise of two little-known mega trends -- context and convergence -- have the potential to make digital health tools more effective, paving the way for improvements in patient care and population health and reductions in costs.
Ok, ok, so it’s a bit of a trick question. No Pharma brand shines on Google+. In fact, it’s extremely difficult to find any Pharma companies with active Google+ accounts at all. The tiny number that are active have minute followings, a few hundred people at most. Why are they not there? It’s probably unrealistic …