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How innovation and social media is changing the way we think about healthcare (http://Xeeme.com/shirleywilliams /http://socialmediapearls.com)
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Walgreens pioneers mhealth's integration with mobile loyalty - Mobile Commerce Daily - Database/CRM

Walgreens pioneers mhealth's integration with mobile loyalty - Mobile Commerce Daily - Database/CRM | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
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Walgreens and WebMD join forces for 2015. They intend to strengthen the link between mobile health  and loyalty programs with their collaboration on a digital wellness program that incorporates rewards. I think this is such a smart move.

 

Walgreens sees ~8million customers a day

WebMD gets ~66 unique visitors a month.

 

Wow!

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Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market--gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help [...]
Shirley A Williams's insight:

Very interesting post highlighting the fact that many of the consumer wearables are worn by athletes. It goes on to share that there is a need  to direct their attention to patients with a chronic disease. What was more interesting are the results and recommendations of the Health Research Initiative by PwC: The findings/outcomes include:

 

1. Put diagnostic testing of basic conditions into the hands of patients:  

2. Increase patient-clinician interaction:  Half of physicians said that e-visits could replace more than 10% of in-office patient visits.

3. Promote self-management of chronic disease using health apps: 

4. Help caregivers work more as a team: 79% of physicians and close to 50% of consumers believe using mobile devices can help physicians better coordinate care.

 

Further recommendations are shared in the post.

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Millennial ePatients

Millennial ePatients | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
The millennial generation has grown up with digital tools and instant access to information. I seriously doubt that they're going to be willing to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous wait times, or outrageous balance billing, when they seek medical care.
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Interesting survey involving Millennials and their expectations related to health care. The author suggests that this could be a turning point for a "shared" approach to the doctor-patient interaction and access to medical information. The results are not surprising however refreshing to see.

 

Good read as it relates to the possible future of health care on the primary level.

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Twitter Doctors | The #1 Directory For Twitter Doctors!

Twitter Doctors | The #1 Directory For Twitter Doctors! | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Looking for Doctors on Twitter? You have come to the right place. Twitterdoctors.net is the biggest online directory of Twitter Doctors With over 1000 registered members.
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Just stumbled upon this resource. An extensive directory of Doctors who tweet. 

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Shirley A Williams's curator insight, November 14, 2014 12:28 PM

Good resource for a directory of Twitter Doctors

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Social Media in Healthcare Growing Stronger — CIO Dashboard

Social Media in Healthcare Growing Stronger — CIO Dashboard | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Only 29% of health industry leaders believe that social media is of strategic importance for external communication, collaboration, and commerce.
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There is a growing recognition that social media can be an important tool in health care. In this article, the results of the PwC's Annual Digital IQ survey are described which supports the above stats.

 

Enabling this recognition of value for social media are three key drivers:

 

1. Regulators have issued social media guidelines

2. Consumers wanting to to communicate via social media

3. The significant peer-to peer sharing that exists in our society today.

 

This post describes how these drivers are changing the way social media is being used and will be used in the future, It is described by Pharma, Consumers and Health care Providers.

 

It is good to read these survey results however what I don't see is an integrated effort on any level. So these are good first steps but a lot more is required ideally with these different stakeholder groups talking to each other.

 

Let me know what you think about this post.

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Facebook wants to be the next big thing in healthcare by building Apps and On-line Communities

Facebook wants to be the next big thing in healthcare by building Apps and On-line Communities | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it

Facebook insiders who requested anonymity and said that the social network has plans of building a platform for developing health-related apps and establishing online communities where users who share common health problems can interact and provide support for one another.

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The story unfolds. Here is another article about Facebook's interest in building a community platform. This article references PatientsLikeMe as a benchmark. This article also states that the "social network will most likely launch the platform quietly under a different name."

 

Clearly there is a buzz around this move by Facebook and hence worth tracking.

 

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Should the medical community recognize the social media work of healthcare professionals?

Should the medical community recognize the social media work of healthcare professionals? | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it

A surgeon blogger  raised an interesting question about social media and academe in his blog Skeptical Scalpel.

Should academia recognize social media achievements?

The author compared his blog post‘s page views to the number of people who read his published scientific articles – peer-reviewed papers, case reports, review articles, book chapters, editorials, and letters to journal editors on a peer reviewed journal. 


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Great questions and good read. As I mentioned in my earlier curated scoop, I would say "Yes!".  

 

This is well overdue for both those in the Academic and Health care sectors. Recognition, reward and compensation would drive the social behvaviours into this century as it relates to the use of social technology in these sectors.

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Should the medical community recognize social media works of healthcare professionals?

Shirley A Williams's curator insight, November 13, 2014 4:56 PM

I enjoyed this read. It raises the issue of recognition when using social media tools in health care and in the Academics. It also touches on another important item (although very quickly) the sharing of scientific material/papers to a broader audience. I see this also linked to HCPs providing information  using social media  and mobile tools.

 

 I personally think  yes, yes and yes.  As this was a prelude to a chat,  I do not know what the general thinking was related to the questions raised in this post. 

 

A good read to both stimulate thought and continue a very important conversation.

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Why does one doctor love mHealth? Patient Adherence. That's Why. | mHealth Summit 2014

Why does one doctor love mHealth? Patient Adherence. That's Why. | mHealth Summit 2014 | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
By putting data in the hands of patients, one Arizona-based gastrointestinologist is utilizing mHealth apps to better coordinate care and make his practice more efficient.
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Good example of how doctors can use  a smartphone app to improve the doctor -patient interaction and compliance.

 In this example an app is recommended by the doctor to the patient. This app is used by the doctor to share all the medical and test information- thereby giving the patient access to their information. Furthermore, this post highlights that it also improves the exchange of information between all the different HCP attending the patient.

 

Nicely done.

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Social Media Monitoring for Healthcare | HealthWorks Collective

Social Media Monitoring for Healthcare | HealthWorks Collective | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
With increasing numbers of patients turning to the Internet to research their health and joining online patient communities to discuss their care, it is good practice to have a system in place for monitoring what is being said about you online.
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Excellent tips on why health care organizations should monitor on social media  as well as a great list of tools to help you do just that.

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Is Facebook Planning a Move into Health?

Is Facebook Planning a Move into Health? | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Facebook is mulling the creation of health apps as part of an initiative that could also include online “support communities,” according to a report.
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This is an interesting move by Facebook or is it? Facebook has already entered the health care space via organ donor arena. So it is not too surprising that FB continues down this path.

 

This article reads more like a press release. It states that FB has been meeting with medical industry experts and entrepreneurs and will create a group to test the apps. 


The company is still in the concept phase but an initiative to keep an eye on.

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NIH Provides Grants to Explore Use of Social Media to Prevent, Treat Substance Use - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

NIH Provides Grants to Explore Use of Social Media to Prevent, Treat Substance Use - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
The National Institutes of Health will fund researchers who are studying the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to prevent and treat substance use and addiction.

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Shirley A Williams's insight:

This is a big move by an institute recognizing the value of social media in research. In this case the research will use the tool to better understand behaviours in drug abuse.  It is a significant amount of dollars namely $11million.

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How are Physicians using Social Media?

How are Physicians using Social Media? | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
[Guest Post from Rob Silas, Group Director, Analytics at WCG] As physicians increase their use of social media, they use it in ways that benefit their patients as well as their practices. Physician...

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Insightful data on how physicians are using social media. What is interesting is that only 7% of the usage is related to patient interaction. While 70+% is used for health care news and interacting with other doctors. The good news is that these collaborative tools are being used however I would like to see more collaboration with the patient.

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Patient Experience Conferences Are Not Patient Centric - Time Wise It

Patient Experience Conferences Are Not Patient Centric - Time Wise It | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Patient Experience conferences are everywhere but the attendees are not patients Ironically,Patient Experience conferences need to be more patient-centric
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Doctor Review Sites | HealthWorks Collective

Doctor Review Sites | HealthWorks Collective | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
The number of patients using online reviews jumped 68 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Nearly half of respondents would go out-of-network for a doctor that has more favorable reviews.
Yelp is the most popular online review site (27 percent), but ties with HealthGrades for most trusted.
Shirley A Williams's insight:

There is no doubt that there is an increasing popularity of Doctor review sites.  This post speaks to that. Currently they are optional however where Doctors are trying to attract more patients it is projected that they will become more of a necessity.

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Survey: Doctors feel more connected to their computers than their patients

Survey: Doctors feel more connected to their computers than their patients | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
More than half of all healthcare practitioners said that on "most days" they feel more attached to computers than their patients, according to a recent survey.
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These stats are a little alarming:

 

57% more attached to computers than their patients

65% considered leaving medicine

62% have patient overload

51% experience fatigue 15+ days per month

31% feel burned out

 

This abstract does not share the sample size and so it is hard to understand how this represents the whole. Nonetheless, it certainly does make me raise my eyebrow and a reminder to think about the otherside of the healthcare equation.

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"Why" Establish Your Healthcare Social Media Digital Footprint

"Why" Establish Your Healthcare Social Media Digital Footprint | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
From the archives ... At its heart, digital media is about people, it is about relationships, and it is about communication. Establishing a digital footpri
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This is a short post reminding health care practitioners why it is important to both have a digital footprint and then managing it.

It asks two very important questions.

Do you understand the Healthcare Digital Media Landscape?Do you understand the value propositions of establishing a social media digital footprint in the healthcare space?

I think the answer to these questions are vital to anyone in health care and by answering them, I think it is clear that practitioners  need to get "busy" if they have not already.

 

This post speaks to that.

 

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24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care

24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Communication has been disrupted through social media but how has the health care industry faired? Dive into an analysis of 24 statistics on the subject.
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First of all, as I looked for the date published on this post I realized that is  a year old.

 

Regardless, I found that stats intriguing and would venture to say that they are still relevant  today. Examples include: 

 

More than 40% of consumers say that information found via social media affects the way they deal with their health 


90% of respondents from 18 to 24 years of age said they would trust medical information shared by others on their social media networks 


30% of adults are likely to share information about their health on social media sites with other patients, 47% with doctors, 43% with hospitals, 38% with a health insurance company and 32% with a drug company 


There are 24 intriguing "Did you know?" stats for us to reflect on. I was surprised by the use of social media by HCPs according to this post. I wonder what the stats would look like today.


Nonetheless, I thought the post was a good resource to add to my toolkit and maybe yours.


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Survey: One third of physicians use telemedicine, one fifth are reimbursed | mobihealthnews

Survey: One third of physicians use telemedicine, one fifth are reimbursed | mobihealthnews | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Overall, 33 percent of physicians surveyed said they were using some form of telemedicine and another 29 percent said they were planning to, making a total of 62 either using or considering telemedicine, defined as “care via telephone, video visits, web cam visits – or other consultations not in person”.

However, when practitioners were asked “[d]o you have a mechanism to get paid for telemedicine services — are you in a network that will reimburse for that?”, only 19 percent said yes. 
Shirley A Williams's insight:

This post describes the outcome of a survey conducted by the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine related to the use of telemedicine. As stated above, the survey revealed that although a growing number of physicians are using telemedicine, the reimbursement of this service lags significantly behind.

 

Another example where administration, policies and processes struggle to keep up with technology.

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Toronto hospital live-tweets colon cancer surgery

Toronto hospital live-tweets colon cancer surgery | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital live-tweeted colon cancer surgery this morning to raise awareness about prevention and treatment for the disease.
Shirley A Williams's insight:

It seems that more and more hospitals are sharing surgery operations using social media tools, mostly Twitter.

 

It is a great way to inform and engage the public, future patients and caregivers.

 

I would like to just see more of this kind of engagement at the health care frontline ie the patient - doctor interaction level.

 

In this post you can read the tweets from the hospitals at each step of the operation. Nicely done.

 

 

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Dr. Eric Topol: Digital healthcare will put the patient in charge

Dr. Eric Topol: Digital healthcare will put the patient in charge | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Doctors will still provide treatment, but they won't be doing very much diagnosing or monitoring; that will be done by patients going forward.
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An interesting interview with Dr. Topol, Cardiologist now digital health expert. In this interview Dr. Topol shares what he believes the patient-doctor interaction will be in the not too distant future where there will be more ownership of the patient  and the doctor's role will drastically change.

He goes on to say that this future in in progress now.

A good read, I would be interested to know how many HCP believe this change and/or are ready for it.

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15 Influential ePatients and Patient Advocates to Follow - HIT Consultant

15 Influential ePatients and Patient Advocates to Follow - HIT Consultant | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Whether its public speaking, blogging, or tweeting, these empowered ePatient & patient advocates are changing the way we think about our role in healthcare.
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A good list to monitor.  This post provides their bio and passion.

 

They include:

 

1.Dave deBronkart, international speaker, author, blogger

2. Regina Holliday, artist, teacher, founder of the Walking Gallery

3. Manny Hernandez, non-profit leader, social media author 

4. Alicia Staley, CEO of Akari Health, founder of Staley Foundation

5. Matthew Zachary, founder and CEO of @StupidCancer, speaker

6. Donna Cryer, CEO of Cryer Health, president and CEO of Global Liver Institute

7. Andy DeLaO, services marketing manager at Global MICT, blogger

8. Katherine Stone, founder and editor of Postpartum Progres

9. Marie Ennis O’Connor, PR and Social Media Consultant, blogger, international speaker

10. Tiffany Peterson, creator of Friend’s Against Lupus, speaker

11.Alisa Hughley, Patient Advocate, Patient Advocate, Healthcare Consultant, Public Speaker

12. Amy Tenderich, journalist, blogger, author

13. Anna McCollister-Slip, cofounder of Galileo Analytics, speaker

14. Anne Marie Ciccarella, blogger, freelance writer, speaker

15. Jody Schoger, freelance writer, blogger, speaker

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center : Live from the OR, it's total knee replacement surgery via Webcam and Twitter.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center : Live from the OR, it's total knee replacement surgery via Webcam and Twitter. | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center takes viewers into surgery through unique partnership
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Amazing. I am not sure how I missed this gem but I found it now!

I have sat at my desk and peered into many conferences via webcam and tweeted my heart out  but this is one step up. 

 

3,874 people tuned in to watch video, interact with the surgical team and follow along via Twitter as a patient underwent total knee replacement surgery.


This was an educational opportunity for people who may be considering knee replacement surgery. Viewers were able to ask questions in real time and become more familiar with what happens during the procedure..


Another excellent example on how social media can provide value and enhancing the interaction with HCPs.

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How Wearables Are Being Used For Social Good

How Wearables Are Being Used For Social Good | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
Even the Embrace, a sleeping-bag like device to keep premature babies warm, can be considered a wearable.
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There seems to be no end to the potential of wearables in health care . I found these eye-opening.

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Mining Social Media for Adverse Events - Policy and Medicine

Mining Social Media for Adverse Events - Policy and Medicine | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
In February, the FDA released a Request for Proposal asking firms to help the agency monitor social media activity for adverse event reporting, among other content. Many have been critical about the utility of FDA examining user-generated content for adverse...
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Shirley A Williams's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:42 PM

Interesting article on how the FDA is mining Twitter for adverse events reporting. FDA is especially interested in early detection of adverse events as well as food-borne illness.


Apparently, More people report adverse events on Twitter than to FDA


A study entitled Digital Drug Safety Surveillance: Monitoring Pharmaceutical Products in Twitter released earlier this year suggests that patients are more likely to post drug-related adverse events on Twitter than report them to the FDA.


This post enters the world of using social media to reach out to consumers, patients for their information. Some are for it and some against. What is interesting is that it is really intriguing that the government sees potential benefit here.


This is research to keep an eye on.

 

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The Aging and Caring Population in North America [INFOGRAPH] - Time Wise It

The Aging and Caring Population in North America [INFOGRAPH] - Time Wise It | Patient Healthcare Goes Social | Scoop.it
The aging and caring population in North America accounts for ~60% of the population. Babyboomers currently make up 30% of the population. How have we prepared?
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Jean Blalock's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:33 AM

Did you know........?