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Facebook's head of health research on the role of social media in healthcare delivery

Facebook's head of health research on the role of social media in healthcare delivery | e-health | Scoop.it

Though Facebook has not been as vocal as other tech giants about its forays into healthcare, Freddy Abnousi, MD, the social media platform's head of health research, recently discussed how Facebook's 15 years' worth of data can be used for innovation and analysis in healthcare.

 

Dr. Abnousi told STAT that Facebook's health initiatives "really focus on public health evidence-base-driven interventions and analyses." The company's biggest offerings in healthcare, he said, will come from "understanding social media variables in a way that are accessible."

 

He explained, "If you really want to make an impact on health outcomes, the literature shows that you should at least try to understand social and behavioral variables in a more actionable way."

 

According to Dr. Abnousi, Facebook allows healthcare providers to get to know patients more thoroughly than they might in a clinical setting. "It is super interesting to me that we have a way — 'we' being Americans — to connect and reach each other. And so I think that is an interesting way to think about the 'alternative clinic visit,' if you will," he said.


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Patient stories inspire new digital tools at Singapore Health Systems, Sutter Health

Patient stories inspire new digital tools at Singapore Health Systems, Sutter Health | e-health | Scoop.it
Listening has always been a critical component to medicine. Increasingly the healthcare world is seeing the value in listening to patients’ stories and helping these narratives drive hospital transformation.

“Patient stories provide rich, qualitative data, and context to the critical texture, which is how are we doing in delivering great patient care and a great patient experience,” Lee Chen Ee, group director of organizational transformation at Singapore Health Services, said at Cleveland Clinic’s Patient Experience Summit.

While patient stories can be vital for future engagement strategies, gathering these stories can be labor intensive. This challenge, coupled with the fact each patient has a highly individualized experience, can led to difficulties putting the lessons learned from patient stories into practice.

“It is important for us to hear from enough patients because from a methodological perspective, one of the challenges is that patient stories sample size tends to be small because it is very time intensive to collect stories. So, the question is whether it is representative,” she said. “The same experience viewed from one patient’s lens is very often just one side of the story and sometimes may not be entirely accurate. So, we need to get enough stories for the purpose of validation.”

But patient stories have influenced Singapore Health System’s practice in the past. Lee gave the example of an individual she met while doing patient interviews, who she called, Alice.

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Facebook's head of health research on the role of social media in healthcare delivery

Facebook's head of health research on the role of social media in healthcare delivery | e-health | Scoop.it

Though Facebook has not been as vocal as other tech giants about its forays into healthcare, Freddy Abnousi, MD, the social media platform's head of health research, recently discussed how Facebook's 15 years' worth of data can be used for innovation and analysis in healthcare.

 

Dr. Abnousi told STAT that Facebook's health initiatives "really focus on public health evidence-base-driven interventions and analyses." The company's biggest offerings in healthcare, he said, will come from "understanding social media variables in a way that are accessible."

 

He explained, "If you really want to make an impact on health outcomes, the literature shows that you should at least try to understand social and behavioral variables in a more actionable way."

 

According to Dr. Abnousi, Facebook allows healthcare providers to get to know patients more thoroughly than they might in a clinical setting. "It is super interesting to me that we have a way — 'we' being Americans — to connect and reach each other. And so I think that is an interesting way to think about the 'alternative clinic visit,' if you will," he said.


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First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children | e-health | Scoop.it
Researchers at the UW have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and the phone's microphone and speaker.
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In this article, discover an amazing medical app that will save many parents a lot of time :)

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Adopting Digital Trials with the mHealth Cloud

Jonathan Palmer, Sr. Director, Digital Trials, Oracle Health Sciences, discusses utilizing clinical opportunities, challenges, and strategies to incorporate ...
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The Mhealth connector is an entreprise level platform made to help pharmaceutical businesses and Researchers with their clinical trials. It uses new sensors pluged in into the platform and the data just flows downstream.
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