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Visualizing #TEDMED 2013 social chatter

Visualizing #TEDMED 2013 social chatter | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
iTrend's data discovery and social analytics platform is now available to select customers as a Technology Preview.  It includes the Pharma Edition of our data platform, geared towards pharmaceutic...
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(EN) - Pharmaceutical Glossary, Online Drugs Glossary, Pharmaceutical Drugs Glossary, Online Pharmaceutical Glossary | pharmaceutical-drug-manufacturers.com

(EN) - Pharmaceutical Glossary, Online Drugs Glossary, Pharmaceutical Drugs Glossary, Online Pharmaceutical Glossary | pharmaceutical-drug-manufacturers.com | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it

"A brief of pharmaceutical glossary, online drugs glossary, pharmaceutical drugs glossary, online pharmaceutical glossary, pharmaceutical abbreviations, acronyms, pharma terms glossary.

 

This section provides you a complete list of the most commonly used terms in pharmaceutical industry, terms in the pharma sector, terms that are common in medical terminology, in drugs, medicines, medical equipment, health conditions, medical associations etc. This pharmaceutical glossary is aimed at providing our visitors a comprehensive idea about the pharma world in terms of the commonly used pharmaceutical abbreviations, acronyms, and alphabetical arrangements of list of common medical  ..."


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Psoriasis patients flock to social media for practical information

Psoriasis patients flock to social media for practical information | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it

About eight in 10 psoriasis patients who use health care social networks say they do so primarily to learn how others manage their disease, and get practical tips and advice they couldn’t find elsewhere, according to a survey conducted by the National Psoriasis Foundation, Manhattan Research and Inspire, a company that builds and manages online patient communities.

 

The millions of people with psoriasis, including the one million visitors toTalkPsoriasis in 2012, are not alone in their use of social media for health. A 2011 Pew Research Center study found that one in four Internet users living with a chronic ailment have gone online to find others with similar health concerns.

 

Psoriasis is a chronic, genetic disease of the immune system that causes the skin to crack, itch and bleed, affecting roughly 7.5 million Americans. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the country.

 

 

 


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Javi T's curator insight, March 21, 2013 3:55 AM

Siempre he dicho que en las comunidades de pacientes, el factor fundamental es el apoyo mutuo, así que dejemos de bombardearles con publicidad y consejos. Apoyemos!!

Ginny Dillon's curator insight, April 24, 2013 1:43 PM

Patients challenged by psoriasis are helping each other online in growing numbers. Now that's progressive!

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Healthcare Social Media Review: Which Tools Work Best For Your Patients?

Healthcare Social Media Review: Which Tools Work Best For Your Patients? | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
Welcome to the HealthCare Social Media Review, where you'll find all sorts of articles on the intersection of healthcare and social media.  Over the years, we've found social media to be an excelle...

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Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, March 30, 2013 12:01 AM

KEY POINT FOR CAH's! "... Lonnie Hirsch (@LonnieHirsch, and on Facebook) writes about the correlation between the number of Facebook “likes” a hospital has, and its patient satisfaction and mortality rates.  Basically, the more popular a hospital is on social media (specifically Facebook), the higher its patient satisfaction scores tend to be.  And hospitals with more likes on Facebook even have lower mortality numbers.  Lonnie points out that about half of the hospitals in the US don’t have a Facebook page yet....."

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Pharma is going to have to become a tech company

Pharma is going to have to become a tech company | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
If the new about an Apple iWatch turns out to be reality healthcare marketers had better be ready because the healthcare applications are endless for device like this.   Imagine a watch reminding y...
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Twitter's impact on flu vaccination rates

Twitter's impact on flu vaccination rates | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it

'A study by a Penn state professional has unfolded Twitter as a new way for people to open up about the new H1N1 vaccine.'

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Using Twitter to track the flu: Researchers find a better way to screen the tweets

Using Twitter to track the flu: Researchers find a better way to screen the tweets | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
Computer scientists have developed a new tweet-screening method that not only delivers real-time data on flu cases, but also filters out online chatter that is not linked to actual flu infections.

 

Sifting through social media messages has become a popular way to track when and where flu cases occur, but a key hurdle hampers the process: how to identify flu-infection tweets. Some tweets are posted by people who have been sick with the virus, while others come from folks who are merely talking about the illness. If you are tracking actual flu cases, such conversations about the flu in general can skew the results.

 

To address this problem, Johns Hopkins computer scientists and researchers in the School of Medicine have developed a new tweet-screening method that not only delivers real-time data on flu cases, but also filters out online chatter that is not linked to actual flu infections. Comparing their method, which is based on analysis of 5,000 publicly available tweets per minute, to other Twitter-based tracking tools, the Johns Hopkins researchers say their real-time results track more closely with government disease data that takes much longer to compile.

 

"When you look at Twitter posts, you can see people talking about being afraid of catching the flu or asking friends if they should get a flu shot or mentioning a public figure who seems to be ill," said Mark Dredze, an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer Science who uses tweets to monitor public health trends. "But posts like this don't measure how many people have actually contracted the flu. We wanted to separate hype about the flu from messages from people who truly become ill."

 

 

 


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App Tells You Which Facebook Friend Will Give You the Flu

App Tells You Which Facebook Friend Will Give You the Flu | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
App-choo! Boutique OTC pharma company Help Remedies and production house Tool of North America present a tongue-in-cheek Facebook app called "Help, I have the flu" that lets users figure out which of their friends infected them with the bug—or are...

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Doctors prescribing phone apps to manage health problems

Doctors prescribing phone apps to manage health problems | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
Doctors are beginning to prescribe smart-phone applications and medical devices they work with to help patients manage chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and asthma.

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How Google Glass could revolutionize medicine

How Google Glass could revolutionize medicine | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
Google Glass has the chance to revolutionize medicine due to many different features that may be beneficial to different medical practices.

Imagine several medical scenarios using Google Glass:An emergency responder arriving at a motor vehicle accident is able to live stream to the emergency department the status of the patients and the associated trauma suffered to a patient. The ER is then able to assemble and prepare for a patient’s emergency treatment.A surgeon live streams to residents and students a live surgery–so that they can see what work goes into a medical procedure first hand.A visiting nurse seeing a patient in their own home video records and captures images of the patient’s wound (for which they are caring for) and sends them back to the physician.A resident’s physical exam of a patient is streamed back to an attending physician, who can critique their work and make recommendations on questions to ask in real time.  This could especially be useful when a resident consultant evaluates a patient while their attending is at home overnight.A cardiologist in a cath lab overlays the fluoroscopy as they perform a femoral catheterization for a patient with a recent myocardial infarct.


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Dinesh Chindarkar's curator insight, March 22, 2013 12:21 AM

Plethora of opportunities possible with wearable devices, Need to weigh the pros and cons before embarking on the journey!

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Tips to Measure Social Media ROI for Your Healthcare Business | Patricia Redsicker

Tips to Measure Social Media ROI for Your Healthcare Business | Patricia Redsicker | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it

There's nothing wrong with measuring number of fans, followers or likes. But more important is thinking of social media as any other marketing activity.


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TheSocialPhysio's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:00 AM

I really like this take on measuring #social media ROI

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Social media has already changed the healthcare landscape irrevocably

Social media has already changed the healthcare landscape irrevocably | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
As patients increasingly turn toward social media to access healthcare and self-diagnose, the patient-provider relationship is changing, the book argues. The first step in this change came when pat...
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Phone detection of Parkinson’s approaches 99 percent accuracy | mobihealthnews

Phone detection of Parkinson’s approaches 99 percent accuracy | mobihealthnews | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it

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Using Twitter to track the flu: A better way to screen the Tweets

Using Twitter to track the flu: A better way to screen the Tweets | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new Twitter-screening method delivers real-time data on flu cases while filtering out online flu chatter that is not linked to actual infections.

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Researchers turn to Twitter to track the flu

Researchers turn to Twitter to track the flu | How Digital Technology is Improving Healthcare | Scoop.it
(Relaxnews) - As flu season takes its toll across North American and Europe, Johns Hopkins University in the US is using Twitter to build a tool to track the epidemic.

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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:36 AM

A use for Twitter!!  Excellent!  Finally!!