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Los jovenes dejan facebook y su publicidad los espanta

Los jovenes dejan facebook y su publicidad los espanta | Technology innovation | Scoop.it
Da la impresión de que Facebook se ha pasado de moda para los adolescentes. Ya no es la red social guay...

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¿el fin de Facebook? Si la economía digital ha acelerado los ciclos de vida de los productos ¿Le pasará lo mismo a las redes sociales? ¿Se crearán, crecerán y llegarán a su declive mas rápido? Si no es así, seguramente este fenómeno dará lugar a que vayan transformándose para ser un producto diferente a lo largo de su vida. Por ejemplo, es posible que Facebook acabe siendo muy diferente a lo que es ahora tras la adquisición de Instagram y su pérdida de potencia inicial.

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Scientists develop world's first 'biological Internet'

Scientists develop world's first 'biological Internet' | Technology innovation | Scoop.it
Scientists develop world's first 'biological Internet': Bio-engineers are harnessing the key attibutes of a virus, M13, such as
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Facing the TABLET generation !

Facing the TABLET generation ! | Technology innovation | Scoop.it
Gadgets on the Go
Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra*
(National Awardee)
Tablets: I-Pads…..with no monitoring are the in thing today.
“Teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge; the internet is. The hunt of knowledge, information, ...
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Understanding the Factors That Influence the Adoption and Meaningful Use of Social Media by Physicians to Share Medical Information

Understanding the Factors That Influence the Adoption and Meaningful Use of Social Media by Physicians to Share Medical Information | Technology innovation | Scoop.it

ABSTRACT
Background: Within the medical community there is persistent debate as to whether the information available through social media is trustworthy and valid, and whether physicians are ready to adopt these technologies and ultimately embrace them as a format for professional development and lifelong learning.
Objective: To identify how physicians are using social media to share and exchange medical information with other physicians, and to identify the factors that influence physicians’ use of social media as a component of their lifelong learning and continuing professional development.
Methods: We developed a survey instrument based on the Technology Acceptance Model, hypothesizing that technology usage is best predicted by a physician’s attitudes toward the technology, perceptions about the technology’s usefulness and ease of use, and individual factors such as personal innovativeness. The survey was distributed via email to a random sample of 1695 practicing oncologists and primary care physicians in the United States in March 2011. Responses from 485 physicians were analyzed (response rate 28.61%).
Results: Overall, 117 of 485 (24.1%) of respondents used social media daily or many times daily to scan or explore medical information, whereas 69 of 485 (14.2%) contributed new information via social media on a daily basis. On a weekly basis or more, 296 of 485 (61.0%) scanned and 223 of 485 (46.0%) contributed. In terms of attitudes toward the use of social media, 279 of 485 respondents (57.5%) perceived social media to be beneficial, engaging, and a good way to get current, high-quality information. In terms of usefulness, 281 of 485 (57.9%) of respondents stated that social media enabled them to care for patients more effectively, and 291 of 485 (60.0%) stated it improved the quality of patient care they delivered. The main factors influencing a physician’s usage of social media to share medical knowledge with other physicians were perceived ease of use and usefulness. Respondents who had positive attitudes toward the use of social media were more likely to use social media and to share medical information with other physicians through social media. Neither age nor gender had a significant impact on adoption or usage of social media.
Conclusions: Based on the results of this study, the use of social media applications may be seen as an efficient and effective method for physicians to keep up-to-date and to share newly acquired medical knowledge with other physicians within the medical community and to improve the quality of patient care. Future studies are needed to examine the impact of the meaningful use of social media on physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors in practice.


(J Med Internet Res 2012;14(5):e117)
doi:10.2196/jmir.2138

KEYWORDS

Social media; continuing medical education; physicians and social media; physician-physician relationship; oncologists; primary care physicians; education technology; physicians' practice patterns


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This Kickstarter Collaboration Brings Apps to Literally Everything

This Kickstarter Collaboration Brings Apps to Literally Everything | Technology innovation | Scoop.it
The creators of some of the most innovative technology projects launched on Kickstarter are coming together to recreate the physical world...

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How to Use Mobile Devices to Solve Global Problems

How to Use Mobile Devices to Solve Global Problems | Technology innovation | Scoop.it
Larry Irving discusses ideas for using mobile to change the world at the 2012 Social Good Summit.
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20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have | Digital Learning Environments

20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have | Digital Learning Environments | Technology innovation | Scoop.it
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The Next Revolution in Healthcare

The Next Revolution in Healthcare | Technology innovation | Scoop.it

Every 50 years, there is a revolution in healthcare based on the trends of the era. In the 1870s, healthcare was revolutionized by the germ theory of disease and promotion of public health efforts. In the 1920s, the discovery of penicillin propelled forward the use of medication as treatment for disease. In the 1970s, use of the randomized controlled trial (RCT) ushered in an era of evidence-based medicine. As we approach the 2020’s, the trend toward big data, tools and systemization of care will revolutionize the way hospitals and physicians work and, most importantly, the way patients are treated.

 

Big data refers to a set of information and data so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using conventional database management tools. At issue is how to access, distribute and utilize this vast amount of “unstructured” data. For patients, clinicians and hospitals that have massive amounts of clinical content in electronic health records (EHRs) that remains unused, the implications can be rising mortality rates and out-of-control medical costs.

 

Let’s consider the current vanguard of data-driven healthcare in hospitals. At the best institutions, doctors and nurses are going room to room each day to mark down which patients meet which quality metrics and whether they’re addressed. The result is a manually-entered, cumbersome flow chart that can, at best, address a handful of the hundreds of known quality measures and use limited data to address these. With a condition like deep-vein thrombosis for example, hospital staff relies on manual calculations to assess the risk of a patient. The problem is, if not treated properly, mortality rates rise. The real tragedy is that the information needed to properly assess the patient’s risk and determine treatment is available in the clinician’s notes, but without the proper tools the knowledge remains unavailable and hence, unused.


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Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]

Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS] | Technology innovation | Scoop.it
Want to feel like you just stepped into a science fiction movie? You came to the right place: It's Top 10 Tech This Week.
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