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Digital Social Networks and Health

Digital Social Networks and Health | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
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This article documents the emergence of social media, and specifically social network sites (SNS) and their impact on health information–seeking and health-related behaviors. We review surveys of user behavior on SNS to document how health information is being transformed into a social health experience rather than an individual or clinical endeavor. We then turn to the research evidence for how SNS may influence health behaviors. Although there is a substantial literature that provides support for the role of social variables in the genesis and management of health and disease, there is little scientific grounding for how to leverage these variables to improve health in either online or offline milieus. We conclude with recommendations for practice to optimize the use of social media and its contribution to improved health outcomes, and pose a series of questions that may guide the development of a research agenda in this area.

The technological innovations of blogs, podcasts, interactive media, and SNS have enabled many people to create, post, and share their own messages and content by using a variety of digital social communication tools and platforms. People and organizations can now quickly create and deliver content through more interactive Web sites and online communities where, for example, people with medical conditions can seek, give, and receive advice from other patients and healthcare providers.1,2 New communication technologies and the emergence of what has been dubbed Web 2.0 are providing the opportunity for health professionals and patients alike to engage with 1 another, their peers, friends, and families in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. The speed and scale of adoption of social media is changing the way we think about and communicate with people formerly known as audiences and the way doctors and patients interact,2,3 bringing about a new social health experience. Yet, these social media and interactive elements have been poorly integrated into many health-related Web sites, for example, those dedicated to tobacco control.4

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The Case of the Twittering Kidney Patient: Healthcare and the Ethics of Social Media Monitoring

A look at the ethical issues involved when healthcare organisations chose to conduct social media monitoring.
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Medivizor: Simply what you need to know

Medivizor: Simply what you need to know | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Medivizor provides people with serious medical conditions all the cutting edge information they need know - personalized just for them.
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Information and tools in untrained hands: crazy, right?

Information and tools in untrained hands: crazy, right? | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
VideoValue in medicine depends on information - as I said in Let Patients Help, "People perform better when they're informed better." It follows that to make patients and families more effective in care, they need to know more.
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El primer Directorio Europeo de Apps de Salud recoge 200 aplicaciones evaluadas por asociaciones de pacientes

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Gran parte de las aplicaciones móviles (apps) de salud tienen origen en los Estados Unidos y se publican sólo en inglés. Sin embargo, los programadores europeos están empezando por fin a construir un corpus notable de apps en otros idiomas, una tendencia que aumentará en los próximos años. El primer European Directory of Health Apps 2012-2013 (Directorio Europeo de Apps de Salud 2012-2013), publicado por la organización independiente británica Patient View y presentado en el European Health Forum Gastein en octubre, ha nacido con el objetivo de poner orden al caos actual del mercado de las aplicaciones médicas móviles. Por ello, incluye las apps de salud más valiosas en el entorno europeo.

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TEDMED doodle: Protecting the patient's pearls

TEDMED doodle: Protecting the patient's pearls | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Amy Abernethy spoke from the TEDMED stage earlier this week, and from reports from friends in the audience, she was great. Here's how Dean Meyers of Discovery Doodles (discoverydoodles.com) capture...
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Amy Abernethy spoke from the TEDMED stage earlier this week, and from reports from friends in the audience, she was great.

Here’s how Dean Meyers of Discovery Doodles (discoverydoodles.com) captured the highlights of her talk (which will be available for viewing at tedmed.com in the future).

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Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport | Video on TED.com

When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago.
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When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. Now, Dishman puts his experience and his expertise as a medical tech specialist together to suggest a bold idea for reinventing health care -- by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team. (Filmed at TED@Intel)

Eric Dishman does health care research for Intel -- studying how new technology can solve big problems in the system for the sick, the aging and, well, all of us.Full bio »

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Guest Post from Stacey Glaesmann – “Web Therapy Finally Evolves”

Guest Post from Stacey Glaesmann – “Web Therapy Finally Evolves” | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
I'm happy to share a guest post from Stacey today. Clients can book sessions with Stacey over the Regroup platform. If you'd like to request a time or date that you�
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Reseña de una nueva plataforma para dar terapia en línea.

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Think Before You Tweet, E-mail, or Post to Online Groups, Advise Physicians

Think Before You Tweet, E-mail, or Post to Online Groups, Advise Physicians | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Physicians should pause before hitting “send” on an e-mail, tweet, or other digital communication to ensure that the communication will uphold their professional obligations to patients and not mar...
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Physicians should pause before hitting “send” on an e-mail, tweet, or other digital communication to ensure that the communication will uphold their professional obligations to patients and not mar the reputation of the profession, urges a new joint position paper released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).

Questionable physician behavior online is not uncommon, suggested a 2012 study that found 92% of state medical boards had received reports of online violations of medical professionalism. The most commonly reported violations were inappropriate communication with patients (such as sexual misconduct), inappropriate medical practices such as prescribing of medications outside the physician-patient relationship, and misrepresentation of the physician’s credentials. A previous study had documented online misbehavior by medical students. But Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, MS, SM, FSMB president and chief executive officer and one of the study’s coauthors, noted that it was a surprise to see so many licensed physicians getting into trouble online.

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The Touch-Screen Generation

The Touch-Screen Generation | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?
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What, really, would Maria Montessori have made of this scene? The 30 or so children here were not down at the shore poking their fingers in the sand or running them along mossy stones or digging for hermit crabs. Instead they were all inside, alone or in groups of two or three, their faces a few inches from a screen, their hands doing things Montessori surely did not imagine. A couple of 3-year-old girls were leaning against a pair of French doors, reading an interactive story called Ten Giggly Gorillas and fighting over which ape to tickle next. A boy in a nearby corner had turned his fingertip into a red marker to draw an ugly picture of his older brother. On an old oak table at the front of the room, a giant stuffed Angry Bird beckoned the children to come and test out tablets loaded with dozens of new apps. Some of the chairs had pillows strapped to them, since an 18-month-old might not otherwise be able to reach the table, though she’d know how to swipe once she did.

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"El potencial de las TICs y la Web 2.0 para la promoción de la salud" by Gisel Fontanet

La web 2.0 y la Educación para la salud (EpS) comparten muchos elementos comunes en sus respectivas conceptualizaciones como: la Inteligencia colectiva (más allá del experto único); el Compartir (más allá de ofrecer), la Participación activa (más...
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El potencial de las TICs y la Web 2.0 para la promoción de la salud

 

Gisel Fontanet, Col·legi Oficial Infermeres i Infermers BarcelonaFollow

 Abstract

La web 2.0 y la Educación para la salud (EpS) comparten muchos elementos comunes en sus respectivas conceptualizaciones como: la Inteligencia colectiva (más allá del experto único); el Compartir (más allá de ofrecer), la Participación activa (más allá de la pasiva), Dialogar (más allá de comunicar) o la Continuidad (más allá de la actividad atomizada), que las transforma en dos recursos ideales y complementarios para promocionar la salud de las personas al alcance de todos los profesionales de la salud.

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Fontanet, Gisel (2013) "El potencial de las TICs y la Web 2.0 para la promoción de la salud,"Revista de Innovación Sanitaria y Atención Integrada: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 1. 
Available at: http://pub.bsalut.net/risai/vol5/iss1/1

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Appily Ever After? The Smartphone as Shrink

Appily Ever After? The Smartphone as Shrink | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
The author puts five psychology apps to the test to see if they really help her improve her and her family’s lives.
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But now a proliferation of psychology smartphone apps — with names likeBreakkUp, iStress andmyinstantCOACH — purports to help us live happier, less anxious lives. As Mark McGonigle, a therapist in Kansas City, Mo., who invented the app Fix a Fight, puts it: “Electronic devices don’t have to drive us apart. They can bring us together.” Which sounds so good. A few bucks and a lot of squinting into my phone: that certainly beats a $300-an-hour psychiatrist, right?

But can an algorithm iron out the kinks in our existence? Will I be able to get my kids to do their homework, or calm down, or simply get my husband to stop nagging, all by following the protocol of these apps? I decided to test them against the stressors of my own less-than-peaceful life: work, cranky husband, twin 11-year-old boys.

Over the course of two weeks, I did a lot of screen tapping — just as I used to spend hours shaking that Magic 8 Ball — and discovered the pleasures, and frustrations, of making my smartphone my shrink.

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The Diabetic's Paradox

The Diabetic's Paradox | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Health self-tracking is in vogue. But is it more of a boon or a burden?
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Asking people to monitor their own health and change behaviors according to their own data -- self-tracking -- is the premise behind a deluge of mobile apps, new wearable devices, and patient services. The practice offers lots of hope for a world where so many ills and diseases are the result of human behavior. But self-tracking isn't a panacea. I's a complicated process, and one that can easily backfire. Just ask the 26 million Americans with diabetes.

 
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Learning with social media

Slides used at #psychspree in Bristol on 3/5/2013

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AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, May 4, 2013 3:46 PM

My slides from yesterday's presentation- I didn't capture audio and we had quite a lot of discussion during the session. But hopefully it stimulated some debate!

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Internet como fuente de información sobre salud en pacientes de atención primaria y su influencia en la relación médico-paciente - Editorial Elsevier

Internet como fuente de información sobre salud en pacientes de atención primaria y su influencia en la relación médico-paciente - Editorial Elsevier | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo | Video on TED.com

What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we’re only anonymous for that long? In this short talk, Juan Enriquez looks at the surprisingly permanent effects of digital sharing on our personal privacy.
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The Case of the Twittering Kidney Patient: Healthcare and the Ethics of Social Media Monitoring

A look at the ethical issues involved when healthcare organisations chose to conduct social media monitoring.
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Back Issues ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics

Back Issues ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
ACI: Applied Clinical Informatics - Official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS
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8 of the Best Tools to Understand Your Social Media Traffic

8 of the Best Tools to Understand Your Social Media Traffic | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Monitoring traffic is almost just as important as generating it, and I’ve touched on the subject in the past as well.
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Read the original post here: 8 of the Best Tools to Understand Your Social Media Traffic http://windmillnetworking.com/2013/04/17/8-of-the-best-tools-to-understand-your-social-media-traffic/#ixzz2QwarYStr ;
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Monitoring traffic is almost just as important as generating it, and I’ve touched on the subject in the past as well. However, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit this subject and not only take a look at a different angle but also make a list of all the best tools to use to monitor your social media traffic.

 

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The Smartphone Physical: The evolution of the checkup | TEDMED Blog

The Smartphone Physical: The evolution of the checkup | TEDMED Blog | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Imagine a comprehensive, clinically relevant well-patient checkup using only smartphone-based devices. The data is immediately readable and fully uploadable to an electronic health record. The patient understands – and even participates – in the interaction far beyond faking a cough and gulping a deep breath.

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Johns Hopkins medical student and Medgadget editor Shiv Gaglani says it is not only possible, but may in fact be the checkup of the future. Gaglani and a team of current and future physicians will do a first-of-its kind large-scale demo of a “smartphone physical” for hundreds of attendees at TEDMED 2013.

The checkup, which uses a unique combination of smartphone-powered devices, will capture quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from simple readings of weight and blood pressure to more complex readings such as heart rhythm strips and optic discs. Measurements and instruments will include:

 

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Twitter Community #BCSM Expands Online To Broaden Patient Engagement - Forbes

Twitter Community #BCSM Expands Online To Broaden Patient Engagement - Forbes | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Last week, the ongoing twitter conversation under the hashtag #BCSM officially expanded online in support of the global breast cancer community. The new website is here: http://www.bcsmcommunity.org – and there's a companion YouTube Channel here.
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Last week, the ongoing twitter conversation under the hashtag #BCSM officially expanded online in support of the global breast cancer community. The new website is here: http://www.bcsmcommunity.org – and there’s a companion YouTube Channel here. The hashtag itself stands for Breast Cancer Social Media – and the first online community “chat” using the #BCSM hashtag was on July 4th, 2011. Websites aren’t normally all that newsworthy anymore, but the evolution here most definitely is. The more traditional trajectory, of course, is to start with a website and then add a “twitter handle” as a way to expand an audience or community reach. Among the many amazing powers of twitter, it seems, is the ability to reverse that model. At least that’s been the trajectory for #BCSM.

 

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The best digital health app is conversation

The best digital health app is conversation | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Although our attention may be distracted from time to time by a health-related smartphone or tablet app, a health tracking device, a quantified self peripheral, or some other piece of shiny, soon-t...
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The Smartphone Physical: The evolution of the checkup | TEDMED Blog

The Smartphone Physical: The evolution of the checkup | TEDMED Blog | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Imagine a comprehensive, clinically relevant well-patient checkup using only smartphone-based devices. The data is immediately readable and fully uploadable to an electronic health record. The patient understands – and even participates – in the interaction far beyond faking a cough and gulping a deep breath.

For real?

Johns Hopkins medical student and Medgadget editor Shiv Gaglani says it is not only possible, but may in fact be the checkup of the future. Gaglani and a team of current and future physicians will do a first-of-its kind large-scale demo of a “smartphone physical” for hundreds of attendees at TEDMED 2013.

The checkup, which uses a unique combination of smartphone-powered devices, will capture quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from simple readings of weight and blood pressure to more complex readings such as heart rhythm strips and optic discs. Measurements and instruments will include:

• Body analysis using an iHealth Scale.

• Blood pressure reading using a Withings BP Monitor.

• Oxygen saturation/pulse measured simultaneously with blood pressure, using an Masimo iSpO2 placed on the left ring finger.

• Visual acuity via an EyeNetra phone case.

• Optic disc visualization using a Welch Allyn iExaminer case attached to a PanOptic Ophthalmoscope.

• Ear drum visualization with a CellScope phone case.

• Lung function using a SpiroSmart Spirometer app to conduct a respirometer test.

•Heart electrophysiology using the AliveCor Heart Monitor.

•Body sounds: A digital stethoscope from ThinkLabs auscultates and amplifies the sounds of a patients lungs and heart.

• Carotid artery visualization using a Mobisante probe.

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CommunicateHealth at the 2013 Healthcare Experience Design Conference - CommunicateHealth | CommunicateHealth

CommunicateHealth at the 2013 Healthcare Experience Design Conference - CommunicateHealth | CommunicateHealth | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Last week, Sandy, Ana and I joined hundreds of other designers, user experience experts, and patient advocates at the Healthcare Experience Design Conference.
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