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Practising in partnership with Dr Google - Focus - November-December-2013 Issue 57 - Cancer World - Shaping the future of cancer care

Practising in partnership with Dr Google - Focus - November-December-2013 Issue 57 - Cancer World - Shaping the future of cancer care | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it
Online communities can help patients learn about and weigh up the options open to them.
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One in Four Physicians Uses Social Media Daily

One in Four Physicians Uses Social Media Daily | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it

Oncologists, primary care physicians have different motivations for using social media

 

A new survey shows that about one in four physicians uses social media daily or multiple times a day to scan or explore medical information, and 14 percent use social media each day to contribute new information, according to an oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

 

The survey of 485 oncologists and primary care physicians, also found that on a weekly basis or more, 61 percent of physicians scan for information and 46 percent contribute new information. More than half said they use online physician-only communities but only 7 percent said they use Twitter. The work was published recently in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

 

Oncologists are more likely to use social media to keep up with innovation, while primary care physicians are more likely to use social media to get in touch with peers and learn from them, the survey found.

 

Read more: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/one_in_four_physicians_uses_social_media_daily


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Profiles in Oncology Social Media: Deanna Attai, MD

Profiles in Oncology Social Media: Deanna Attai, MD | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it

Twitter Bio: Breast Surgeon, #BCSM Co-Moderator, Teacher, Advocate, Author, Organic Vegetable Gardener, and Gluten-Free

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Analysis and Impact of Breast and Colorectal Cancer Groups on Social Networks - Springer

Analysis and Impact of Breast and Colorectal Cancer Groups on Social Networks - Springer | Health Care Social Media And Digital Health | Scoop.it

There are few researches about the use of social networks for medical purposes. Starting from De la Torre and her colleagues research “A content analysis of chronic diseases social groups on Facebook and Twitter” (2012) and due to the presence of both breast and colorectal cancer over the social networks; the status and impact of these cancer-related groups will be analyzed. We searched on Facebook (www.facebook.com) and Twitter (www.twitter.com) using the term ‘colorectal cancer’ and ‘breast cancer’. The following data has been extracted in base to analyze the real repercussion of these groups: name of the networks, member number, creator, interests (based on messages off the site Wall, plus relevant information), and Website. We found 241 breast cancer and 173 colorectal cancer groups. The main aim of the groups about these kinds of cancers is the awareness-raising (37%). Added to the 21% of groups dedicated to fight the disease are the main target of the networks towards these issues. This target is consciousness-raising as a way to eradicate and prevent the cancers. Groups dedicated to raise funds also need to be mentioned; they gather the 46% of users, due to the fact that only by belonging to the groups means more resources for mammograms, treatments and investigations.

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