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How social media can combat chronic disease

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Social media can help combat chronic illness, according to a new eHealth Initiative report.The report states social media and online communities can enhance health education by promoting healthy eating, active living and wellness--addressing many of the preventable problems that lead to chronic disease, which plagues more than 133 million Americans and contributes to about 75 percent of the country's healthcare spending. Social media--including message boards, blogs, microblogs and social networking sites--breaks down the walls of patient-provider communication, improves access to health information and provides a new channel for peer-to-peer communication among healthcare providers, consumers and family members, according to the report. It also helps providers develop meaningful relationships that provide emotional support for patients with chronic conditions, establish communities among caregivers, patients and families, and empowers patients to achieve their objectives with online peer support.
In this webinar, we will examine this trend and discuss options for providers who are entering this market. We will review technology, systems and delivery models. What are the risks/rewards of such a model, and how does it differ from the provider models of the past? What are the factors that will drive an organization to success? Register Now!
The report identified best practices recommendations for implementing wide-spread use of social media within the healthcare industry, including the need to: - Develop multiple functionalities to allow users to exchange nformation at the same time; - Establish online roles for trained health providers and caregivers to give accurate information; - Provide dynamic privacy controls and use requirements; - Incorporate user-centered designs with relevant, helpful features; - Provide an open, safe environment where users can comfortably share information; - Apply evidence-based behavioral theory to use social networks for peer support and motivation; - Redefine the patients' roles by empowering them with information; and - Leverage long-lasting community ties to sustain user engagement.However, with little precedence regarding social media in the medical community, the report acknowledges there are challenges to adapting social media as a major tool for information dissemination. Privacy laws and sharing personal information online are a major concern, as well as the quality and validity regarding healthcare information. There's also a digital divide among the elderly and minority populations, the report states.Many healthcare organizations are taking advantage of social media already.Hospitals across the country are turning to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest to recruit patients and their families to serve as advisors, asking for their opinions via questionnaires and surveys on planned improvements in care, new services and even facility names
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How to design for the Internet of Things | Web design | Creative Bloq

How to design for the Internet of Things | Web design | Creative Bloq | Things that inspire me | Scoop.it
Last year, the Internet of Things was everywhere: more startups, services and platforms launching and coming out of beta.
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P12 Jetpack Will Be Available To Buy In two years for $200k

P12 Jetpack Will Be Available To Buy In two years for $200k | Things that inspire me | Scoop.it
New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft's latest re-design of its Jetpack—the P12, technically still a prototype, the P12 is promised to be very close to the final version of the Martin Jetpack that could be available commercially sometime in mid-2014.
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Pencil by FiftyThree: the 21st century da Vinci's paintbrush?

Pencil by FiftyThree: the 21st century da Vinci's paintbrush? | Things that inspire me | Scoop.it
“Pencil by FiftyThree is a revolutionary stylus for touch-screen devices. Use Pencil with Paper for iPad to express your ideas beautifully and easily.”
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Prophets

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Nice use of Estimote, a fantastic new technology we've been researching for some of our key clients to create a truly personalised journey through a learning environment!

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Bold... HP Debuts First PC With Built-In Leap Motion

Bold... HP Debuts First PC With Built-In Leap Motion | Things that inspire me | Scoop.it
“The HP Envy 17 is a big-size laptop that has Leap Motion technology built in.”
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Coin: a step closer to getting rid of my wallet

Coin: a step closer to getting rid of my wallet | Things that inspire me | Scoop.it
"Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry. Coin works with your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. Instead of carrying several cards you carry one Coin. Multiple accounts and information all in one place."
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