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Background: A transformation is underway regarding how we deal with our health. Mobile devices make it possible to have continuous access to personal health information. Wearable devices, such as Fitbit and Apple’s smartwatch, can collect data continuously and provide insights into our health and fitness. However, lack of interoperability and the presence of data silos prevent users and health professionals from getting an integrated view of health and fitness data. To provide better health outcomes, a complete picture is needed which combines informal health and fitness data collected by the user together with official health records collected by health professionals. Mobile apps are well positioned to play an important role in the aggregation since they can tap into these official and informal health and data silos.
Rock Health identified six different categories of digital health use: searching for online health information, comparing health services online, tracking health with a mobile app, tracking health with a wearable device, using telemedicine, and using consumer-facing genetic services.
Twenty percent hadn’t adopted technology in any of the categories, while 2 percent were “super adopters” using all categories or all but one.
To look at the trend of consumer health engagement another way, more than half of the 4,000 internet-connected adults surveyed said they felt responsible for their own health — though that responsibility only seemed to extend so far.
“While 52 percent of consumers strongly agree they are responsible for their own health, only 7 percent would say the same about their willingness to pay out-of-pocket for healthcare,” report authors Malay Gandhi and Teresa Wang wrote, noting that 31 percent say they are “actively taking care of their health.”
Although new medical technology can provide clinicians with superb diagnostic information, the clinical encounter may create significant patient stress and apprehension and lead to a bad overall experience.
Often, clinicians do not understand how a routine procedure such as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan can create so much anxiety.
To improve knowledge of the patient experience another form of technology — Twitter — is helping clinicians track the thoughts and feelings of their patients. While the social networking site is known for breaking news and celebrity tweets, it appears to be a valuable feedback tool for medical professionals.
As explained in a new study that appears in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, mining and analyzing patient tweets is very informative.
The health care industry, like every other industry today, is jumping on the connectedness bandwagon. Recent trends indicate a higher rate of adoption for technology driven healthcare, and The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming the Medical Internet of Things. According to tech experts, the Internet of Things (connected devices and apps) is becoming more and more an integral part of our everyday life and that includes health care.
Law firm Osborne Clarke has called on regulators to rethink the implication of the future European General Data Protection Regulation on health information
A law firm has called on EU regulators to rethink the impact of the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on data generated by health trackers and other wearables, including the Apple Watch, Fitbit and Garmin fitness bands.
Osborne Clarke claims the new law, set to come in force from 2018, will stifle innovation in the technology sector while not differing greatly from the rules as currently laid out in the Data Protection Act of 1998.
Under the GDPR, the European Commission has said that better data protection rules will strengthen citizens' rights and help to restore their confidence in how their personal data is treated – particularly online.
Some patients are bringing troves of fitness-tracker data to their checkups, but the doctor might not find it all that helpful.
You may think your smart watch or activity tracker can help you keep tabs on your health, but don’t be shocked if your doctor is more skeptical.
Wearable producers such as Apple, Fitbit, and Pebble will ship more than 76 million of the devices by the end of the year, according to market research firm IDC. Some doctors and researchers, however, remain unimpressed, They question the value of the particular metrics tracked, as well as the validity of the deluge of data these gadgets produce.
“I’m an oncologist, and I have these patients who are proto ‘quantified self’ kinds of people,” says Andrew Trister, an oncologist at the nonprofit medical research organization Sage Bionetworks. “They come in with these very large Excel spreadsheets, with all this information—I have no idea what to do with that.”
As in all healthcare domains, social media can play a critical role when it comes to clinical trial planning, execution, and optimization. There has been a huge increase in awareness of and engagement with clinical trials in the social sphere; in fact, according to data from health consumer insights firm Treato, over half of the 300,000 patient posts available online today about clinical trials were published in the last six months.
Today, patients check in on the Internet and share their experiences about everything that is important to them, and health is a huge part of that. Clinical trials are no exception. Social media has opened the door for patients and researchers to understand what is happening in real-time within a trial.
Even though social media and clinical trials may not appear to be highly compatible because of participant limitations, social media can be a valuable tool for clinical researchers and marketers before, during, and after the trial.
Cada vez son mejor valorados los médicos 2.0 por los pacientes y colegas de profesión, y es que tener presencia en internet es cada vez más importante. Conozcamos al perfecto médico 2.0 y cuál es su día a díaCaracterísticas del perfecto médico 2.0Prescribe webs de salud
Cada vez más gente busca en internet la solución a sus problemas de salud antes de acudir al médico. Algo que no es de fiar en absoluto. Una buena labor del médico 2.0 será ofrecer información de calidad, saber transmitir a los pacientes qué webs son de calidad y cuáles no.
Todos las apps de las que hablamos en smartherapy han sido debidamente contrastadas por profesionales de la salud e ingenieros.
Every day, nonprofits use Facebook to connect with supporters and share the good they are doing in the world. With more than 150 million members of the Facebook community connected to a cause, we see a huge opportunity to help charities raise awareness and funds directly on Facebook. Starting today, we’re testing two features that will make this easier.
A new way to fundraise
Fundraisers are a dedicated place to raise funds from a nonprofit’s Page for a specific campaign.
With fundraisers, nonprofits can tell their campaign’s story, collect donations through Facebook and track progress toward their fundraising goals. They can also easily thank supporters and tell them about the impact their contributions made.
People will also be able to encourage friends on Facebook to join a fundraiser, share when they’ve donated and choose to get updates from your organization.
Dans la présentation d'un colloque organisé par l'ANVIE ("Comment faire du management interculturel un atout compétitif ? La culture d’entreprise à l’épreuve de la mondialisation
Paris 26 Novembre 2015") -
la réponse à la question:
Comment favoriser l’apprentissage des équipes multiculturelles et mettre en
place des communautés de pratiques efficaces ?
est donné de manière synthétique "A la clé : la stimulation de l’intelligence collective".
Oui, mais comment faire ? Sans attendre la mise en ligne des premiers outils pensés par le Philosophe Pierre Levy, et notamment une implémentation sur l'internet de sa grammaire IEML "(IEML (pour Information Economy MetaLanguage) est une langue artificielle à la sémantique calculable qui n’impose aucune limite aux possibilités d’expression de nouveaux sens.)"
Via Pierre Levy
Back in June in a posting about the new (relatively) live streaming capability brought to use by Periscope. The app, acquired by Twitter prior to its launch early in 2015, allows you to live stream content from where you are to your followers who can provide commentary – and to allow your Twitter followers to see it afterwards, including the comments. Periscope, in essence, allows you to be your own reporter. In the June posting, I talked about how it might be used to film AdComm outcomes and that it had great utility in healthcare for developments and announcements at medical meetings.
But would a pharma company use Periscope? Are there special regulatory concerns that might be in play given this particular digital venue? Here are thoughts on each question.
So are pharma companies using Periscope? You bet.
I checked out this list of the top 25 pharma companies by global sales. I found that 10 of them – or 40 percent of the top 25 pharma companies – appeared to have established Periscope feeds and some of them are even following the Eye on FDA Periscope feed (thank you!). They ranged in the size of followership from 0 (though for each of these, I became a follower so now they have at least 1 follower) to 717. I have heard of at least one company holding an event using their Periscope feed.
Which brings us to the second question – are there concerns that regulatory might bring up associated with Periscope use?
What if a company were running a broadcast of a patient group at a medical meeting and someone mentioned an off-label use? What if they stated something that was misinformation about the product? What if they mentioned an adverse event?
Via Pharma Guy
"Visitors" is a high-level metric that most hospital marketing teams measure in order to monitor website performance. However, although this metric can be useful, it can also be somewhat misleading. Focusing on this metric alone will not tell you everything you need to know about the effectiveness of your hospital's digital content.About the "Visitors" Metric
The "visitors" metric tells you how many people have visited your website within a specific time period. When developing this metric, marketers can choose to calculate the number of unique visitors, new visitors and/or repeat visitors to the site. Each of these metrics tells you something different about your website's appeal to internet users. The "unique visitors" metric tells you how many unique internet users have visited your website, new visitors tells you how many users are visiting for the first time and repeat visitors tells you how many visitors are returning to your website after a previous visit.Why it isn't Enough
The number of visitors doesn't tell you anything about whether your traffic is engaging with your content or converting, and increasing the number of visitors to your site is not the same as increasing your conversion rates. In fact, when marketers focus on the "visitors" metric alone, conversion rates will typically stay the same or even fall while the number of visitors rises.
Objective Our aim was to evaluate the use and effectiveness of interventions using social networking sites (SNSs) to change health behaviors.
Materials and methods Five databases were scanned using a predefined search strategy. Studies were included if they focused on patients/consumers, involved an SNS intervention, had an outcome related to health behavior change, and were prospective. Studies were screened by independent investigators, and assessed using Cochrane's ‘risk of bias’ tool. Randomized controlled trials were pooled in a meta-analysis.
Results The database search retrieved 4656 citations; 12 studies (7411 participants) met the inclusion criteria. Facebook was the most utilized SNS, followed by health-specific SNSs, and Twitter. Eight randomized controlled trials were combined in a meta-analysis. A positive effect of SNS interventions on health behavior outcomes was found (Hedges’ g 0.24; 95% CI 0.04 to 0.43). There was considerable heterogeneity (I2 = 84.0%; T2 = 0.058) and no evidence of publication bias.
Discussion To the best of our knowledge, this is the first meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of SNS interventions in changing health-related behaviors. Most studies evaluated multi-component interventions, posing problems in isolating the specific effect of the SNS. Health behavior change theories were seldom mentioned in the included articles, but two particularly innovative studies used ‘network alteration’, showing a positive effect. Overall, SNS interventions appeared to be effective in promoting changes in health-related behaviors, and further research regarding the application of these promising tools is warranted.
Conclusions Our study showed a positive effect of SNS interventions on health behavior-related outcomes, but there was considerable heterogeneity.
Objectives To conduct a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) examining the use of social media to promote healthy diet and exercise in the general population.
Data sources MEDLINE, CENTRAL, ERIC, PubMed, CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, Alt Health Watch, Health Source, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Web of Knowledge and ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis (2000–2013).
Study eligibility criteria RCTs of social media interventions promoting healthy diet and exercise behaviours in the general population were eligible. Interventions using social media, alone or as part of a complex intervention, were included.
Study appraisal and synthesis Study quality was assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool. We describe the studies according to the target populations, objectives and nature of interventions, outcomes examined, and results and conclusions. We extracted data on the primary and secondary outcomes examined in each study. Where the same outcome was assessed in at least three studies, we combined data in a meta-analysis.
Results 22 studies were included. Participants were typically middle-aged Caucasian women of mid-to-high socioeconomic status. There were a variety of interventions, comparison groups and outcomes. All studies showed a decrease in programme usage throughout the intervention period. Overall, no significant differences were found for primary outcomes which varied across studies. Meta-analysis showed no significant differences in changes in physical activity (standardised mean difference (SMD) 0.13 (95% CI −0.04 to 0.30), 12 studies) and weight (SMD −0.00 (95% CI −0.19 to 0.19), 10 studies); however, pooled results from five studies showed a significant decrease in dietary fat consumption with social media (SMD −0.35 (95% CI −0.68 to −0.02)).
Conclusions Social media may provide certain advantages for public health interventions; however, studies of social media interventions to date relating to healthy lifestyles tend to show low levels of participation and do not show significant differences between groups in key outcomes.
Social media use is highly prevalent among children, youth, and their caregivers, and its use in healthcare is being explored. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review to determine: 1) for what purposes social media is being used in child health and its effectiveness; and 2) the attributes of social media tools that may explain how they are or are not effective.Methods
We searched Medline, CENTRAL, ERIC, PubMed, CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, Alt Health Watch, Health Source, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Web of Knowledge, and Proquest Dissertation and Theses Database from 2000–2013. We included primary research that evaluated the use of a social media tool, and targeted children, youth, or their families or caregivers. Quality assessment was conducted on all included analytic studies using tools specific to different quantitative designs.Results
We identified 25 studies relevant to child health. The majority targeted adolescents (64%), evaluated social media for health promotion (52%), and used discussion forums (68%). Most often, social media was included as a component of a complex intervention (64%). Due to heterogeneity in conditions, tools, and outcomes, results were not pooled across studies. Attributes of social media perceived to be effective included its use as a distraction in younger children, and its ability to facilitate communication between peers among adolescents. While most authors presented positive conclusions about the social media tool being studied (80%), there is little high quality evidence of improved outcomes to support this claim.Conclusions
This comprehensive review demonstrates that social media is being used for a variety of conditions and purposes in child health. The findings provide a foundation from which clinicians and researchers can build in the future by identifying tools that have been developed, describing how they have been used, and isolating components that have been effective.
I PAZIENTI HANNO GIà I LORO TERMINALI MOBILI: ORA ARRIVANO LE APP ADATTE E SOPRATTUTTO LE PIATTAFORME PER L'ANALISI E LA GESTIONE DEI DATI
Milano «S alvate il soldato Ryan» va aggiornato ai tempi della rivoluzione digitale. Per i marines e tutti gli altri corpi militari Usa, inclusi i veterani, sono in arrivo prestazioni sanitarie a base di bit e telemedicina. Il Pentagono ha appena firmato un maxi-contratto di 4,3 miliardi di dollari per la digitalizzazione di oltre 10 milioni di cartelle cliniche. Il che significa che tutti i dati immagazzinati nei fascicoli elettronici sullo stato di salute degli addetti della Difesa Usa, in mimetica e non, potranno essere consultate in ogni momento e in qualunque luogo del pianeta connesso a una rete internet. E, in futuro, con l’ausilio dei dispositivi indossabili (orologi e occhiali intelligenti), eventuali malattie, ferite, infortuni o patologie croniche dei G.I. saranno costantemente moni-torate, ed eventualmente curate, anche da remoto. Non siamo ancora arrivati alla pillola intelligente che una volta ingoiata ci dice, attraverso lo smartphone, se stiamo per ammalarci e che fare per prevenire complicazioni, ma la rivoluzione del digital healthcare è alle porte. Il mercato oggi vale circa 60 miliardi di dollari, 15 di questi generati in Europa, e riguarda soprattutto soluzioni wireless per il controllo dei parametri biometrici e servizi di mobile health, per l’assistenza sanitaria a distanza. Le prospettive di sviluppo sono enormi, in grado di cambiare il paradigma della cura tradizionale in un modello predittivo e preventivo, permettendo ai servizi sanitari nazionali di operare in modo più efficiente e risparmiare
Your doctor may soon prescribe you a smartphone app in addition to drugs and physical therapy.
Hospitals are developing new mobile apps to help patients manage serious medical conditions and feed information back to their doctors between visits, often in real time.
The new apps aim to help with highly specific issues such as recovering from surgery and managing cancer-related pain. Because they are prescribed by physicians and used under medical supervision, researchers say, they stand a better chance of being integrated into patients’ daily routines, compared with health apps that consumers download and use without their doctors’ involvement.