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Beyond the Buzz: Healthcare Social Media | HealthWorks Collective

Beyond the Buzz: Healthcare Social Media | HealthWorks Collective | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
In my new column, "Beyond the Buzz," learn not only how to use social media in healthcare, but how to do it exceptionally well.
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Thank you @Jbbc

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Surgical social media: the physician-patient connection

Surgical social media: the physician-patient connection | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it

Healthcare should consider social media as a way to better inform patients of procedure and treatment risks, and to streamline efficiencies across doctor-patient communications.

 

Although surgeons already are using the technology to communicate with one another, driving equity of care in the process, we're only just beginning to glimpse social media's potential as a meaningful communications channel linking patient and physician.


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Digital Health in India: the World’s Largest Democracy

Digital Health in India: the World’s Largest Democracy | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
In his third post in our BRIC series, Maneesh Juneja examines the state of Digital Health in India, the world’s largest democracy. 

I recently came across a product in India which claims to be India’s first fully automated healthcare kiosk. I haven’t seen it myself, but the kiosk allows BMI, blood pressure and haemoglobin to be monitored at any time of the day. It’s also possible to order prescription medicines through the kiosk.

Given the increasingly constrained resources available to the UK’s NHS, I wonder if “reverse innovation” is something that will become more common in years to come. Could a healthcare kiosk developed in India for low resource settings be adapted and used by the UK?

Narendra Modi has also outlined plans for a Digital India, a connected knowledge economy which would offer world class facilities at the click of a mouse. Not just in health, but in education & banking services too.

For health, the vision is that a patient in the health centre of a village could be connected to a healthcare professional hundreds of miles away and be diagnosed online. Is that technology going to be developed by home grown companies or are there opportunities for non-Indian firms to contribute to making this vision a reality? 


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Mental health app identifies depression, anxiety, loneliness, tracks performance, behavior

Mental health app identifies depression, anxiety, loneliness, tracks performance, behavior | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students' mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends.
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Study: Mobile Health Apps Need Risk Assessment, Framework - iHealthBeat

Study: Mobile Health Apps Need Risk Assessment, Framework - iHealthBeat | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Researchers at Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom find that a mobile health application risk assessment model and a framework for supporting clinical use is needed to ensure patient safety and physician reputation. They outline risks associated with mobile health apps and variables that affect such risk factors. FierceHealthIT, Journal of Medical internet Research.
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Digital will tear apart healthcare – and rebuild it

Digital will tear apart healthcare – and rebuild it | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Imagine a time when a device alerts you to the onset of a disease in your body long before it’s a problem. Or when your disease is diagnosed in Shanghai, based on the medical scan you did in Kenya. This future is far closer that you might think due to rapid advances in connected devices […]
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Three Ways To Lead In The Digital Era

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“I Will Listen”: How Social Media Can Diminish the Stigma of Mental Illness

“I Will Listen”: How Social Media Can Diminish the Stigma of Mental Illness | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
A campaign gets users of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media to act as a support group
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Using Twitter to study pharmaceutical drug side effects - iMedicalApps

Using Twitter to study pharmaceutical drug side effects - iMedicalApps | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
How twitter is being used to study drug side effects
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While these studies are sure to spark great interest in the use of social media as a new method to collect post-market safety data, there may be some shortcomings to consider. Foremost is the establishment of a means that is sustainable and works to a degree acceptable for actual data collection. This will most likely be addressed in the next few years, but while it may take time, researchers will have to adapt to new forms of social media that will arise, as others fall out of popularity.

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Pharma Guy on Twitter: "A process for #pharma to correct misinfo on Wikipedia #smcc http://t.co/E7Dez9dKSY"

Pharma Guy on Twitter: "A process for #pharma to correct misinfo on Wikipedia #smcc http://t.co/E7Dez9dKSY" | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
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Hyperlapse App for Hospitals | HealthWorks Collective

Hyperlapse App for Hospitals | HealthWorks Collective | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Instagram recently released a second stand-alone app called Hyperlapse. It allows users to create short, time-lapsed clips without the assistance of any additional high-tech video equipment. For a healthcare facility, this app has much untapped marketing potential. Here are four ways you can put it to work at your facility to enhance brand awareness.
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What the Magicians of Cupertino Didn’t Reveal: The Five Reasons Apple is About to Completely Disrupt Healthcare

What the Magicians of Cupertino Didn’t Reveal: The Five Reasons Apple is About to Completely Disrupt Healthcare | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
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Survey: Despite risks, patients want to share data | mobihealthnews

Survey: Despite risks, patients want to share data | mobihealthnews | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
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Art Jones's curator insight, August 26, 8:04 AM

"94 percent of adults would be willing to share their health information on social media if it helps doctors improve care" 

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Social media for patients, platform by platform: a visual guide

Social media for patients, platform by platform: a visual guide | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it

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Michael Seres's curator insight, Today, 2:08 AM

A really great visual guide to using #SoMe as a patient #nhssm #medx

PatientView's curator insight, Today, 3:00 AM

And I can do all this on my mobile 

Helen Adams's curator insight, Today, 3:22 AM

How patients interact with social media

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Instagram for Doctors: Dangers of Social Media in Healthcare

Instagram for Doctors: Dangers of Social Media in Healthcare | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it

 

Ever wonder what your doctors and nurses talk about at the water cooler? Well, grab a paper cup and some Emetrol, because a new app is transporting medical chatter from hospital hallways to mobile devices.

Nicknamed Instagram for doctors, Figure 1 is a new social media outlet that allows users to upload photos of patients’ symptoms and maladies in order to ask for diagnoses, glean some advice or simply provide amusement to their peers.

Immediately after logging on – anyone can sign up – I was reviewing the x-ray of a 90-year-old female with a grotesque radial fracture. Scrolling down started a parade of stubbed toes, extracted tumors and rashes galore – enough to make me regret downloading the app over lunch. But as I kept scrolling (and cringing), my communicator instincts started to develop a nervous twitch. The word “HIPAA” began echoing in my head. Were these patients comfortable being photographed and discussed publicly? Did they even know? And what are the implications of a doctor following care recommendations he received from a stranger on a social media site?

The explanation from app creator Josh Landy, as told to Vox.com, is hardly comforting: “These are people who are talking about a lot of the cases because they’re interesting, textbook, classic versions and they can help.”

To be clear, there are doctors using the app for productive reasons. There are also users like the one who posted a photo of a sutured hand with the caption, “Anyone want to guess what happened here?” Others have taken to posting gruesome photos of traumatic amputations and the like.

Regardless of the user’s intent, it’s only a matter of time before a patient’s identity is exposed on Figure 1. For communicators, an ounce of prevention can go a long way in deterring a privacy breach. Start by educating employees on:

Your organization’s social media policy. Most pitfalls lie in the gray areas. Be specific.HIPAA laws. Make sure health workers understand the basics of HIPAA and their roles in upholding it. Encourage them to ask questions.The “rules” of posting online. Whether they want to or not, employees represent their employers on social media. Instill the mentality that nothing is private, nothing can be deleted, and everything could end up on the front page of the paper.

Ill-advised social media posts (not to mention covert photography) have wrought the downfall of many. It’s never been more important to stay vigilant of what employees are posting and where. Otherwise, one unwise post could lead to one “interesting, textbook, classic version” of a HIPAA violation for your organization.


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How to Successfully Submit Your Article to Wikipedia

How to Successfully Submit Your Article to Wikipedia | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Having a Wikipedia article that represents your brand can be beneficial in many ways. But did you know there are many requirements to creating a "wikified" article? Tony Ahn explains the many different ways to get your brand featured on Wikipedia.
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Smartphone sensors used to determine mental health

Smartphone sensors used to determine mental health | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Dartmouth researchers are the first to show how you can use a phone's native sensors to determine mental health.

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Marc Phippen's curator insight, September 24, 1:12 AM

Researchers at Dartmouth created a study that addressed this issue by using an Android phone’s sensors to passively collect information. They created an app called StudentLife. The app collected the phone’s motion and location and the timing of phone calls and texts. The app kept track of sleep, kept an estimate of how often the person was involved in a face to face conversation (the microphone occasionally would be activated on the device), and had several other inputs.

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mHealth and Mobile Medical Apps: A Framework to Assess Risk and Promote Safer Use

mHealth and Mobile Medical Apps: A Framework to Assess Risk and Promote Safer Use | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
mHealth and Mobile Medical Apps: A Framework to Assess Risk and Promote Safer Use
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Patient, Doctor Beliefs About Technology, Health Data Access Differ - iHealthBeat

Patient, Doctor Beliefs About Technology, Health Data Access Differ - iHealthBeat | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
A recent WebMD survey finds that 84% of patients want to use diagnostic tools to help their physicians make diagnoses, but just 69% of physicians said patients should do so. Meanwhile, 89% of patients believe they have the right to view all physician notes included in their health records, compared with 64% of physicians. MobiHealthNews et al.
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Online Patient Communities for the E-Patient: “Betwixt and Between” a New Patient and an Expert | ASCO Connection

Online Patient Communities for the E-Patient: “Betwixt and Between” a New Patient and an Expert | ASCO Connection | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
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Social media use among patients and caregivers: a scoping review -- Hamm et al. 3 (5) -- BMJ Open

Objective To map the state of the existing literature evaluating the use of social media in patient and caregiver populations.

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5 Things Preventing Technology Adoption In Health Care

5 Things Preventing Technology Adoption In Health Care | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Why do so many seemingly great technologies fail to penetrate the health care system? This week, Dr. Pearl explores the top 5 things keeping the latest technologies out of American health care.
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Could Facebook help you lose weight?

Could Facebook help you lose weight? | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
The obesity epidemic has put a strain on health services around the globe. London-based bariatric surgeon Dr. Hutan Ashrafian sees the effects of the disease daily, and his long patient list signals no end in sight. And so he and a team of researchers began a search for digital-age tools that could help physicians effectively manage and track patients remotely. Continue reading →
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Live Tweet Chats In Multiple Languages

Live Tweet Chats In Multiple Languages | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Using hashtags to overcome tweet chat language barriers
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A terrific idea from Dr Katz

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How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children’s Hospital

How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children’s Hospital | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
The chief marketing officer of this pediatric powerhouse says that social media and mobile access are essential to its strategy and "innovation p
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One third of Facebook pages about diseases are for marketing and promotional purposes | Patient Information Forum

One third of Facebook pages about diseases are for marketing and promotional purposes | Patient Information Forum | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
A study finds 32.2% of Facebook pages about diseases are for marketing purposes, while just 9.4% of such pages are used for general social support.
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