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Hospitals are seeing an increase of patients and visibility due to social media activity. Those hospitals that are not should read this article to see why social media is so important.

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Hologram House Calls And The Virtual Future Of Health Care

Hologram House Calls And The Virtual Future Of Health Care | Patients and Medicine |

To open the 9th annual USC Body Computing Conference held earlier this month, Dr. Leslie Saxon, a cardiologist and the conference's founder, screened a short video for a mixed crowd of technologists and medical specialists. In the video, she stands front of a camera while her image is beamed in real time as a hologram to her patient in Dubai. Saxon asks her patient about her symptoms, diagnoses the problem, and walks her through her treatment options, face-to-face, without ever leaving her office.

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Social Media Strategy: A Must in Healthcare Marketing

Social Media Strategy: A Must in Healthcare Marketing | Patients and Medicine |

Social media is no longer a choice in healthcare marketing. Whether you’re marketing a hospital, health system, physician practice or health plan, consumer engagement is key to your success.

Yet with constantly changing social media platforms and 24/7 response requirements, managing this important avenue of communication can be overwhelming, leaving many marketing professionals asking one question: “Is the dog wagging the tail or the other way around?”

Our advice: Develop a strategic plan with goals and tactics – and stick to it. Here’s how to get started.

Step 1 - Define Your Goals: What is it you want to achieve with your social media efforts? Are you seeking to drive engagement with health & wellness seminar offerings? Increase community physician practice appointments? Or promote an upcoming event such as a 5K run? The more specific you can be with your goals, the easier it will be to measure and benchmark your success.

Step 2 – Define Your Target Market: Do you have the ability to segment your social media efforts by a specific demographic or service line? If you’re pushing a birthing center, you may want to focus individual campaigns toward young adult women. Another example: promoting your heart-health seminars specifically to seniors. Blanketing your social media platforms with broad messaging will fall flat, so spend the extra time on developing tailored messaging and calls to action for maximum ROI.

Step 3 – Research Your Competition: Take a close look at your top competitors. Identify ways that they are successful with their social media campaigns. And then focus on how you can do better.

Step 4 – Choose Your Strategy and Tactics: Your time is limited, and social media marketing requires consistent monitoring and timely response. Launching too many campaigns simultaneously will overwhelm staff, so focus on one thing at a time and coordinate the platforms you choose to use. To get even more bang for your buck, make sure to integrate your social media tactics with traditional media campaigns whenever possible. For instance, a well-produced radio spot with a 10-second tag can help push listeners to your Facebook or website to further engage with your organization.

Step 5 – Keep It Simple and Memorable: Remember not to over complicate your message. If nothing else, your ultimate goal is to enhance and increase your brand image. That begins with establishing a strong brand platform, so that you speak with one voice regardless of the specific service line or program you are promoting.

Step 6 – Measure and Adapt: The best thing about social media is the ability to constantly tweak and adapt your messaging based on consumer response – and all at a fraction of the cost of traditional media, such as TV and radio. Listen to your consumer audience. Keep a constant pulse on your campaign. Measure success


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Makes the case for a fundamentally new approach to healthcare communication; one that mobilizes patients, healthcare professionals and uses new media to enable gathering, sharing and communication of information to achieve patient-centricity and provide better value for both organizations (in terms of profit) and patients (in terms of better service and improved health).

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Skip the doctor, go to your smartphone? Dr. Topol

Skip the doctor, go to your smartphone? Dr. Topol | Patients and Medicine |
Skip the doctor, go to your smartphone? Dr. Topol

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Social Media & Healthcare Marketing Guidelines

Social Media & Healthcare Marketing Guidelines | Patients and Medicine |
Social media is beginning to change the face of medicine. Lets take a look at social media and healthcare marketing guidelines.

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5 types of doctors you will meet on social media

5 types of doctors you will meet on social media | Patients and Medicine |

Twitter is a communication platform, and, therefore, it is a neutral medium. It’s not the medium itself, but how you use the medium that makes Twitter “good” or “bad.” In my five years of being an anonymous and five months of being a named individual on Twitter, I have come to realize that different people use Twitter for different purposes. In general, these are the five people (or doctors) I have met on Twitter. They have enriched my experience on social media and taught me much about life and doctoring.


1. The knowledge distributor. These are the ones who frequently tweet and retweet various information, news, latest studies, guidelines, and opinions. Following a few of these people will add to your knowledge base. They often have tens of thousands of followers, and they usually have tens of thousands of tweets. They are good at disseminating information. Their timeline is full of information. The downside? They read like a newsfeed and therefore often lack the personal and social engagement that is an enjoyable part of Twitter. But they serve their purpose well. I learn lots of new things from them.

2. The court jester. The court jester is the one who entertains, enlightens and yet educates at the same time. They’re the ones who put up a mirror to our faces. They poke fun at important issues, sometimes even taboos, and bring up a very important message. They are often the ones behind the mask who would tell the truth when no one else would. They provide the behind-the-scenes look at the medical industry (or any industry) and challenge the status quo. As you can guess, they’re often anonymous. They’re the ones the lawyers and administrators warn you about. But I see great value in following them. Because they tell the truth behind their masks, I reckon every industry needs some of these, with respect of course. I can think of a few doctors who are anonymous who make a massive impact through their tweets and blogs.

3. The social collaborator. They are fun to hang out with. They are one of the main reasons for joining social media. It is social after all. There are lots of conversations about life. Lots of food photos and baby photos. And cat photos, of course. One must never forget the abundance of cat photos on Twitter. Sometimes, in their eminently sociable space, the line between public and personal lives get crisscrossed. Raw emotions, anger, bitterness and hurts make their way into their tweets. It can be painful to watch. Sometimes downright unprofessional. But I love following them, because at the end of the day, we’re human. I need to always be in touch with the raw and unpredictable nature of human emotions and relationships.

4. The relentless commentator. The devil’s advocate. They seem to have an opinion on and a comment for anything and everything. Some of them good, some of them very critical and negative. They always provide a contrasting view, and they’re happy to let loose with their opinions. You’ll find them debating certain issues with passion and their timeline reads like an angry verbal joust. It’s good to follow them because there are always many sides to any story, and you get to learn from them. However, the line between respectful difference versus discourteous disagreement can be very thin at times. The first rule of Twitter: Be respectful of others.

5. The thought leader. Here’s the one everyone wants to be. The person who leads the world with contemporary ideas and tweets their sophisticated perspective to everyone. Twitter truly adds to their impact and in some immeasurable ways, they are truly changing the world. They are examples of what’s good on Twitter. The synthesis and harnessing of people and expertise. There are not too many of them around, true thought leaders. When you’ve found them, they’re a treasure to follow as they enrich your days with colorful thoughts and perspectives. I’m certain that they would be as amazing in real life as they are on Twitter.

It would be great to follow a few of these different kinds of tweeps to challenge your thinking and enhance your perspective. What about yourself? What kind of a twitter person are you? My guess is that most of us would be a bit of all of them. Who we are on Twitter is probably defined by who we are in real life and what our purposes are in joining social media.


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Cleveland Clinic goes virtual with mHealth consultation pilot

Cleveland Clinic goes virtual with mHealth consultation pilot | Patients and Medicine |

The Cleveland Clinic is deploying a telemedicine service tapping mobile devices to provide patients a virtual consultation within minutes.The MyCare Online offering by Cleveland Clinic costs $49 per care interaction and requires either a smartphone, iPad or PC and a free app, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The service, which connects patients with a physician or nurse, is focused on helping users dealing with minor health issues such as rashes, the cold or the flu.Such mHealth services increasingly are being embraced by providers for a slew of reasons, from cost savings to improved care quality. For instance, as FierceMobileHealthcare has reported, UnitedHealthcare is partnering with Doctor On Demand, American Well and Optum to expand virtual healthcare services to a network of care physicians that will be accessible 24/7 via mobile devices atablets.

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In support of measuring patient satisfaction

In support of measuring patient satisfaction | Patients and Medicine |

I had two experiences recently that reminded me that many doctors and nurses remain resistant to measuring and improving how patients experience the care we provide. One was a face-to-face discussion with a senior physician. The other was reading an article by a nurse. Both the doctor and the nurse denounced the growing focus on the patient experience by citing the threat to the quality of care, and I believe both of them were totally wrong.

The encounter with the physician came as I addressed a group of newly hired physicians. As I typically do in these circumstances, I outlined our medical group’s commitment to increasing the visibility of the results of our patient experience surveys. We have been providing our physicians with reports on their patients’ feedback for the better part of a year, and we anticipate posting physician-specific results on our public website within a few months. During the Q&A, one of the physicians objected to the plan, saying that “patients can’t judge the quality of care that we provide.”


The article was entitled “The Problem with Satisfied Patients” and decried the effort being made to boost hospital-specific patient satisfaction scores by adding hotel-like amenities and scripting staff, both of which she characterized as threats to clinical care and patient safety.

In both cases, the case against focusing on the patient experience was based on flawed logic and, sadly, probably more than a small dose of self-interest.

The doctor’s mistake was that while his observation about patients’ inability to judge quality may be correct, it is irrelevant. We are not asking patients to judge quality. In fact, there is considerable evidence that patients — precisely because they can’t judge technical quality — just assume we are all competent. Instead, we are asking them to judge their own experience (which, of course, only they can judge), and the two are not in conflict. Since when are empathy and good communication, key determinants of patients’ experience, anathema to quality?

OK, here it comes — what about all those crafty doctors who will practice “bad medicine” to boost their satisfaction scores? You know, prescribing antibiotics to kids with viral syndromes so as not to “disappoint” those pushy parents, or handing out narcotics to make patients happy. Well, what about them? Is this “threat” any more pressing than the one posed by some doctors doing more tests than they should to boost their income? Do we stop paying all doctors because some may bill in unethical ways? Why would we stop caring about finding out how patients experience their care because some doctors may respond unethically? No one is saying that patient experience scores are more important than quality, any more than we are saying that “productivity” is more important than quality.

The logical error is to reject the use of any measures of patient experience because using only measures of patient experience would create perverse incentives.

The nurse made a similar goof. Sure, if patient experience scores were the only measure used to judge hospitals, we would be in deep trouble. And sure, some institutions respond foolishly to the pressure to improve their scores (instead of their patients’ experience) by trying to goose up trivial amenities instead of really understanding what matters to patients. Neither of which invalidates the importance of understanding and improving how patients experience the care we provide.

Here’s something else to consider: true empathy, respect, and effective communication, which are cornerstones of providing a good patient experience, can improve clinical outcomes by reducing patients’ stress, fostering sharing of critical information and boosting adherence to care plans. Nothing in conflict with quality there.


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The doctor will see you now -- through Google

The doctor will see you now -- through Google | Patients and Medicine |

Google seems to be getting smarter all the time. It’s already a sort of virtual encyclopedia. Now, for at least some users, it’s behaving like a wise, caring parent that will not only tell you to see a doctor but will actually make it happen.


Developer Jason Houle noticed an interesting feature when he googled “knee pain” on an Android device recently: Google was offering him to “talk with a doctor now” through a video chat. He posted a screenshot to Reddit on Friday, and Engadget confirmed yesterday that Google was indeed testing the feature.


The extraordinary aspect of the feature is that it suggests Google does actually harbor major ambitions for its expert-chatting feature, Helpouts, specifically in the domain of health care.

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Study: How Patients Want to Communicate with Their Doctors

Study: How Patients Want to Communicate with Their Doctors | Patients and Medicine |

Patient portals are one of the main emerging technologies in US healthcare. Portals allow physicians to interact with patients outside of visits, easily distribute test results, and implement online appointment scheduling.

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How Mayo Clinic Is Using iPads to Empower Patients | The Health ...

How Mayo Clinic Is Using iPads to Empower Patients | The Health ... | Patients and Medicine |
One of the developments that germinated in that effort was the interactive Mayo myCare program, which uses an iPad to provide patients with detailed descriptions of their treatment plans and clinical milestones, educational ...

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New App Mobilizes Dermatology Like Never Before

New App Mobilizes Dermatology Like Never Before | Patients and Medicine |
Launched just over a month ago, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published the findings of a study finding

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#mHealth reminders improve diabetes care, reduce costs by 8.8%

#mHealth reminders improve diabetes care, reduce costs by 8.8% | Patients and Medicine |

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics both improved their disease management and reduced healthcare spending after receiving text reminders to watch their blood sugar and other aspects of the disease, says a new study published in Health Affairs.  After six months of text messages during a pilot program at the University of Chicago Medical Center, providers saw an 8.8% net cost savings and an increase in patient satisfaction and glycemic control.


The study adds to the body of evidencearguing for the benefits of mHealth in chronic disease care as the US smartphone ownership numbers continue to skyrocket.  Lead author Shantanu Nundy, MD explains that daily engagement with providers through smartphones can keep patients on track with their self-care and build behavioral changes into the everyday routine of patients who may not always remember to adhere to best practices for managing their diseases.


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How Do Patients Choose a Surgeon?

How Do Patients Choose a Surgeon? | Patients and Medicine |

Approximately 25,000 households that use the Internet were surveyed electronically about how they would go about choosing a surgeon for themselves or a family member. Additional questions were asked about their use of online resources and ratings when making such a physician decision.

Respondents were 63% female, 74% were white, and 70% had at least one chronic health condition, with 21% indicating that they had recent or planned surgery. Although 50% of respondents had searched online for a restaurant, only 7% had searched for a surgeon.

The factors identified as most important when selecting a surgeon were:

Accepts my insurance (51% stated this as preference)

Referral from primary care physician (44% stated this as preference)

Physician reputation (38%)

Hospital reputation (28%)

Office location (17%)

Recommendation from family or friend (10%)

Rating website (7%)

Income greater than $50,000 (odds ratio [OR], 1.26), having health insurance (OR, 1.44), and recent or planned surgery (OR, 3.46) increased the likelihood of searching for a surgeon online, while older age, education less than a college degree, and unemployment decreased the likelihood of searching for a surgeon online.

Two thirds of respondents had never used a healthcare comparison website. For the remaining patients, the most frequently used physician comparison websites were: (12% of all households had used the site for information about surgeon choice) (10%)

Website for a healthcare system, hospital, or group practice (7%)

Insurance plan (7%)

Angie's List (6%)

Consumer Reports Doctors and Hospitals (6%)

U.S. News & World Report (5%) Physician Compare (4%) (3%) (1.3%)

Consumers' Checkbook (1.1%) (1%)

ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard (0.6%)


Every day, more and more basic daily functions, from booking hotel reservations to finding a local electrician, have become completely digitized via the Internet, mobile apps, social media, and smartphones. Has finding and choosing a physician also become like this?

Overall, this study's main finding was that only 7% of respondents indicated that they would search online when having to choose a surgeon. This may seem surprisingly low, especially because a selection bias exists where only households that use the Internet were surveyed, thereby selecting for individuals more likely to use online resources.

The study cohort's average age was 50 years. If a younger generation such as the Millennials had been surveyed, then online use for selecting a surgeon may have been higher. In fact, respondents who were younger, more educated, employed, insured, and who had or planned to have surgery were more likely to search online. Traditional factors such as insurance, who the primary care physician refers the patient to, physician and hospital reputation, and recommendation from family or friends remain the key methods by which patients choose surgeons.

It may also be that the data available about surgeons online is not yet sufficiently compelling to provide value to patients. Respondents indicated that an ideal surgeon comparison website would include information about years in practice, insurance accepted, educational level, and patient comments. In contrast, and of note, less important factors were physician ranking relative to peers, surgical volume, information on legal issues, and complication rates.


There are many online resources that provide physician ratings to help patients make informed choices when choosing a doctor. This study found that the crowdsourcing website was the site most visited by respondents, even though it contains only patient reviews and no outcome data.

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Transformation in Healthcare

Transformation in Healthcare | Patients and Medicine |
NHIT Week is all about healthcare transformation. This infographic highlights how today’s patient demands are driving IT transformation.

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2015 Survey of US Health Care Consumers | Deloitte US | Health Care

2015 Survey of US Health Care Consumers | Deloitte US | Health Care | Patients and Medicine |
Health care consumer engagement
No "one-size-fits-all" approach

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Philips unveils Type 1 diabetes app to aggregate consumer and clinical data

Philips unveils Type 1 diabetes app to aggregate consumer and clinical data | Patients and Medicine |
As part of the continued push for ways to aggregate digital health data, Philips Healthcare has unveiled an app for people with Type 1 diabetes, according to a company statement. Its debut at the Dreamforce conference this week is part of a move by Philips to expand its personal health information offerings and makes use of the recently launched Salesforce app cloud

Its app, developed with Dutch Radboud University Medical Center, provides a way for patients to track blood glucose levels, insulin use, nutrition, physical activity, mood and stress and get data-driven feedback and coaching guidance.

That description could apply to several apps on the market that have at least a year up on Philips move, such as My Sugr, which is one of the most popular apps for people with diabetes.

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Why Patient Testimonial Videos are a Powerful Tool for Your Practice

Why Patient Testimonial Videos are a Powerful Tool for Your Practice | Patients and Medicine |

We all know that written testimonials can play a crucial role for patients seeking your medical or dental services – that’s why getting positive patient reviews on Yelp and other online review websites is so important to your practice. However, asking your patients to sit down for a few minutes to film a short video testimonial might be one of the best ways to reach out to new patients and let them know (in your current patients’ own words) what they can expect from you and your practice. Better yet, Google might even reward you for it – videos often add informative, quality content to your site that caters to the viewer, which can help boost your site’s ranking. Adding interesting videos for visitors to watch also means they will likely spend extra time on your site; another factor that can potentially boost your website’s search engine rankings. So how do you get started? To help you out, we have created an infographic with some handy tips:

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Social Media Trends For Healthcare Marketing

Social Media Trends For Healthcare Marketing | Patients and Medicine |

Each year for the past seven years Social Media Examiner has released its Social Media Marketing Industry Report. The report provides valuable insights into emerging trends in social media marketing. This week, we will explore three of those key trends and how they might be leveraged for your healthcare marketing.

Key Trend #1 Facebook Dominates




Social Media Examiner is not the only report to reveal the dominance of Facebook - the most recentPew Internet Social Media Update found that 71% of all internet users are on Facebook. 


Tip: Just because Facebook dominates social platforms, this does not mean you should be on it. It’s important to establish if your audience are in fact there, before putting all your efforts into Facebook marketing.

It’s interesting to note that despite the dominance of Facebook, most marketers report that they don’t know whether their Facebook outreach is actually working.



Thirty-five percent of marketers have no idea whether their Facebook efforts are effective.

Take Action: If you want to know how effective your Facebook marketing is, consider running a Facebook Ad Campaign which will help you clarify your goals and measure your results.  

Key Trend #2 Blogging and Visual Assets Most Important Content Marketing Strategies


As can be seen from this chart, blogging and the use of visual assets are almost neck and neck in terms of importance to marketers.

Take Action: Get visual with your social media. Read this article to learn how. Not sure what to blog about? Here are 25 ideas to try today. 

Key Trend #3 Time Spent On Social Media Is Increasing


Anyone can do social media, but to do it right takes time. 25% of survey respondents report spending 6-10 hours each week. For many of us that figure is even higher.

Take Action: Make more efficient use of your time with these social media management tools. 



It is encouraging to see the key benefits of social media realized in this report. From increased web traffic to enhanced customer service and market-place insight, there is no doubt that social media has an important role to play in healthcare marketing. That trend is set to continue and as marketers we must regularly ask ourselves "Are we keeping up?"

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Google search vs doctor diagnosis – always an imperfect balance

Google search vs doctor diagnosis – always an imperfect balance | Patients and Medicine |

The death of teenager Bronte Doyne from cancer after she was told to stop googling her symptoms exposes how many professionals want to ignore the advances of the information age and cling to the old power relationship between doctors and patients.

Bronte begged doctors to listen to her after online research on an authoritative US website convinced her that her rare liver cancer had returned. She died 16 months after being told she would survive. Just days before her death she wrote: “Can’t begin to tell you how it feels to have to tell an oncologist they are wrong. I had to, I’m fed up of trusting them.” Her mother described doctors at Nottingham University hospitals NHS trust as aloof and evasive.

Of course, there are times when Google can be something of a curse to doctors. GP Clare Gerada, while speaking eloquently on the Today programme about the need to listen to patients, also pointed out that Google had helped convince one of hers who was suffering from a cold that the real problem was dengue fever.

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But the ubiquitous availability of medical information is irrevocably putting more power in the hands of patients. As another reforming GP, Sir John Oldham, has put it, the wide availability of medical information means that doctors have morphed from being possessors of knowledge to interpreters of it. While some are embracing this as a liberation from the old “doctor knows best” attitude and an opportunity to develop new ways of working with patients in a partnership, others resent the undermining of their traditional position as the unassailable authority on all medical matters.

This near-universal access to medical information comes at a time when health services in the UK and around the world see greater patient involvement as critical to making healthcare sustainable, with greater self-management of long-term conditions and improved understanding of prevention and risk.

But in the UK, greater access to information is happening randomly and patchily, while the ability of patients to use that information effectively in their discussions with doctors and other clinicians is entirely at the whim of the professional who is seeing them.

Three things need to fall into place to change this – access to reliable information, support in using it effectively, and a compact between health professionals and the public about how that information will be used in the consultation room.

An added complexity for a patient searching for answers is the involvement of social media in diagnoses. For example, CrowdMed offers diagnosis through crowdsourcing among “medical detectives”. The site says that the influence of each detective is determined by their skill in making correct diagnoses. As to whether these people are all top doctors, CrowdMed says: “We’ve seen that many of our site’s top-performers don’t necessary have the highest formal medical credentials.” What is a worried patient supposed to make of all that?

These sorts of developments cannot simply be ignored. They are attracting huge interest in the US and beyond, and at the very least are beginning to change the way clinicians interact with patients and each other. When seen in this context, isNHS Choices fit for the social media age?



 Humanity lies at the heart of an NHS worth keeping  Read more



But once you have reliable information, Bronte Doyne’s case demonstrates it is useless if your doctor won’t listen. There needs to be a shared understanding across the NHS of the patient’s right to be listened to, and what this means for every patient interaction.

This is not a route to longer consultations and wasted time, but a strategy for improving outcomes and helping patients be engaged in their own care and be as independent as possible from clinicians and hospitals. Patient engagement has rightly been described as the blockbuster drug of the 21st century, and information technology is key to making that a reality.

Deference – as opposed to respect – has no place in the modern doctor-patient relationship. Information, voice and choice are the way forward.


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Bryan Foong Zhi Chuan's curator insight, December 7, 2017 12:04 PM

This article is useful for my presentation as it give examples of two different scenarios in which cyber diagnosis using a reliable web page can be accurate and when cyber diagnosis is inaccurate.

 Since the two cases are facts, they are protected by the fair use policy. However, I would have to change the expression as copyright prohibits me from using the same exact words. I would also have to attribute the original source. 

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The 8 struggles of a Nurse

The 8 struggles of a Nurse | Patients and Medicine |
Nurses need a special combination of patience, intuition, integrity, communication, and courage to do their jobs. Here are a 8 struggles all Nurses deal with.

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, May 25, 2015 11:47 AM

Nurses can encounter many issues that face them everyday.  This article looks at 8 struggles of a nurse.

If you would like to learn more about certifications for nurses then please review our program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.


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IBM’s Ginni Rometty Reveals Watson’s Future | TechCrunch #doctors20 #oncology #digitalhealth

IBM’s Ginni Rometty Reveals Watson’s Future  | TechCrunch #doctors20 #oncology #digitalhealth | Patients and Medicine |
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the stage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit to showcase updated Watson technology. You may know Watson as the bot that..


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Denise Silber's curator insight, October 7, 2014 2:33 PM

Yesterday, I was at a "leadership circle" evening where I spoke about digital health. Someone mentioned at this event that IBM had missed the major turning points in new technologie...But, I immediately thought of Watson as a counter-argument. Watson looks like a homerun to me!

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How To Improve The Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter To Future Physicians

How To Improve The Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter To Future Physicians | Patients and Medicine |
No matter what type of physician you may be, and what type of news you are delivering, you become the single most important person in the world to your patients because you are there at the start of their journey, you are at the helm of their surviva...

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Tambre Leighn's curator insight, June 12, 2014 11:12 PM

Cancer survivor and founder of IHadCancer, Mailet Lopez, leading the way toward compassionate future MDs. #advocacy #compassion

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Infographic: Cancer patients use of the internet for medical information

Infographic: Cancer patients use of the internet for medical information | Patients and Medicine |
Infographic: #Cancer patient us of the internet for medical information

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Deborah Fenlon's curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:27 PM

Plenty of older people on the net!

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Older internet users demand digital health services

Older internet users demand digital health services | Patients and Medicine |
Growing numbers of senior citizens are seeking digital options for managing their health services remotely

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Dr Martin Wale's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:58 AM

Our experience suggests that many older people expect services on line, but delivery, particularly from physicians, may lag.

Dr Martin Wale's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:03 AM

Although many tech-savvy older patients are expecting online resources for managing their health, supply may lag.