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Docs Want Drugmakers To Do What?

Docs Want Drugmakers To Do What? | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

Drug makers spend an awful lot of energy trying to sway physicians, but when a recent survey asked doctors what is the one thing they wish the pharmaceutical industry would provide that is currently not offered, the largest percentage simply had nothing to say in response. Specifically, 20 percent answered that they either need nothing else or do not know if they want anything else. Meanwhile, 15 percent mentioned more samples, including coupons.

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Use of social media for job searching and networking grows | Healthcare Finance News

Use of social media for job searching and networking grows | Healthcare Finance News | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

Nearly one-third of the 2,790 respondents of the "Use of Social Media and Mobile by Healthcare Professionals: 2011 Results" said that they are using social media for job searching compared to 21 percent in 2010. Close to half of those surveyed are also using social media for professional networking compared to 37 percent in 2010.

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Personalized Medicine Gets a Boost from Big Mobile | Healthcare IT News

I’ve watched with interest for the last 18 months or so as the big mobile phone companies – mainly Verizon and AT&T at this point – have slowly but surely creeped into the healthcare space. I’ve noticed the pace of announcements from these two companies has picked up a bit since HIMSS, where I had a nice chat with Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Chief Medical Information Officer at AT&T ForHealth, about the company’s new focus on using mobile technologies to improve clinical care.

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Doc ratings now available on mHealth app | Healthcare IT News

Doc ratings now available on mHealth app | Healthcare IT News | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

NEW YORK – Vitals, the New York-based developer of online physician information and ratings resources, is looking to make that experience less stressful and more detailed with the launch of its first mobile app.

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A Doctor's Visit Without the Cold Stethoscope

A Doctor's Visit Without the Cold Stethoscope | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
It can take weeks to get a doctor's appointment and visiting the emergency room for a curious, but not so serious, ailment can be costly.
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Smartphone security: The first link in the healthcare value chain | mHIMSS

Smartphones and tablets are used for just about everything these days, from social media and education to banking and healthcare. Applications abound. But have you ever stopped to consider that using one could open the door to your private information?

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Are we experiencing a healthcare hashtag overload? (Plus, a Twitter resource to help)

Are we experiencing a healthcare hashtag overload? (Plus, a Twitter resource to help) | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
Social media in healthcare has become so popular that there are more than 1,300 health-related hashtags on Twitter. Use this tool to find the most relevant ones.
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Texas Hospitals – Getting Serious About Social Media | Common Sense

Texas Hospitals – Getting Serious About Social Media | Common Sense | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

Conventional wisdom in the world of hospitals is that marketing and communications to patients and consumers will only go so far … after all, isn’t the advice of your doctor the most important factor in where you’ll choose to have a procedure done? There’s no question that for most healthcare consumers, the advice of the doctor is key. But what’s really interesting is that according to a 2012 Price Waterhouse report (Social Media “Likes” Healthcare: From Marketing to Social Business – April, 2012), 45% of healthcare consumers will use social media to decide whether to get a second opinion on their diagnosis and treatment. And 41% will actually use social media to determine what doctors to see AND what hospitals to visit.

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Ford shifts gears to mHealth | Healthcare IT News

Ford shifts gears to mHealth | Healthcare IT News | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

he automotive industry has taken health IT out for a spin, and is liking the way the technology handles.Officials at Ford Motor Company announced Thursday the advent of its new voice-activated mobile health application, which allows drivers to monitor external allergy, flu and UV conditions.

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Top 10 #HCSM Blogs | iamreedsmith

Top 10 #HCSM Blogs | iamreedsmith | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
What is your favorite blog? Better yet what is your favorite healthcare social media blog?
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7 Pinterest Board Ideas for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

Pinterest can be an effective marketing tool for hospitals and healthcare organizations. If your healthcare company needs help getting started on Pinterest, check out these seven tips for healthcare-related Pinterest boards.
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Wendy Sue Swanson, MD – the MDigitalLife Interview | Common Sense

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD – the MDigitalLife Interview | Common Sense | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
#MDigitalLife is a WCG program designed to learn from and to showcase physicians who are blazing new trails in the digital world – changing the way that...
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M-health infographic

M-health infographic | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

It’s a fact that mobile communications are transforming healthcare with products and services already rolling out to help some of us live longer and healthier lives.

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Five Signs the Medical Apps Industry is Maturing | Mobile Health Market News

Five Signs the Medical Apps Industry is Maturing | Mobile Health Market News | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
Aug 14, 2012 -- There are now over 13,000 health, fitness, and medical apps available.
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Digital health’s busy summer for FDA clearances | mobihealthnews

Digital health’s busy summer for FDA clearances | mobihealthnews | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

In recent weeks MobiHealthNews reported on the FDA’s de novo clearance of Proteus Digital Health’s intelligent medicine platform and Asthmapolis’ inhaler sensor and companion software. As we noted early last month, the FDA granted 510(k) clearance to a variety of digital health companies in June, including the app-enabled toothbrush from Beam Technolgies, a Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitor from iHealth, a surgical sponge management app from Gauss Surgical, and a WiFi-enabled weight scale from China-based ShenZhen. (For more details on these, see our round-up of June 510(k) clearances here.)

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Physicians Divided on Using Social Media To Connect With Patients

Doctors have mixed views about whether clinicians should use social media tools to connect with patients.
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Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World? | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
 The Wild West of mobile health (mHealth) is taking the health care industry by storm, but “there are no rules to the game,” said Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., founder and director at the Center for Connected Health in a recent interview.
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The Future of Health Is Your Smartphone [Infographic]

Mobile devices are becoming an increasingly important part of medicine. But what difference is mobile health really making, and what does your smartphone have to do with it?
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4 Social Media Categories Hospitals Should Measure -- and What Metrics to Use

4 Social Media Categories Hospitals Should Measure -- and What Metrics to Use | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
The 4 categories every hospital should be measuring in social media include: social media and marketing growth, Building fans through social media loyalty tactics. We explain how you can employ specific metrics to measure.
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Mobile apps: Opening the lines of communication | mHIMSS

Mobile apps: Opening the lines of communication | mHIMSS | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

A lot has been said about today's mobile apps, whether it's their ability to empower the patient or create a more portable practice for physicians. Yet according Michael Nusbaum, MD, founder at mobile application MedXCom, one of the most beneficial aspects of mobile applications could very well be more streamlined communication between doctor and patient.

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Smartphone apps now playing doctor

Smartphone apps now playing doctor | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
Increasingly, smartphones will be used to detect and monitor health risks, from ear infections to E. coli bacteria, industry experts say.
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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine students invent app that checks your symptoms

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine students invent app that checks your symptoms | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
Craig Monsen and David Do have created a website able to help determine what your sickness is based on symptoms that you input into the system.
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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Improve Your Search Rankings

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Improve Your Search Rankings | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
How to use social media marketing to improve SEO to your website with quality content, backlinks, social sharing buttons, call-to-action and branding.
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Why Aren't We Downloading Health Apps?

Why Aren't We Downloading Health Apps? | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it
Mobile health applications may be the next wonder of the world, but only 10% of smartphone users download them.
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Two Hospitals with Outstanding Facebook Pages - Med Men

Two Hospitals with Outstanding Facebook Pages - Med Men | Med Men Daily | Scoop.it

Hospitals are increasingly using Facebook as a way to both build a brand identity and communicate with their patients. Currently, over 1,200 hospitals are using social media, but how many are actually making the most of their social presence?

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