How twitter is being used to study drug side effects
You can follow Iltifat Husain MD on Twitter @IltifatMD When twitter initially launched I was largely skeptical on how it could be utilized in medicine. Initially I thought Facebook was a better option due to the ability to use more than 140 characters. Overtime though, it has become clear the medical conversations are happening on […]
A graduate student from the University of Arizona, Janelle Wohltmann, is studying whether Facebook use can improve older adult cognitive performance and make them feel more socially connected. Her preliminary findings show that after using Facebook, older adults performed about 25 percent better on tasks designed to measure their ability to continuously monitor and to quickly add or delete the contents of their working memory, also known as “updating”.
Chicago-based Human Practice launches a new physician recommendation service powered by users’ social network connections for trusted recommendations.
Notch launches smartphone app for creating beautiful infographics out of the personal activity data collected using consumer fitness devices.
The pervasiveness of Facebook and other social media platforms has created opportunities to improve patient-physician communication. Willing doctors can connect with patients in and outside the exam room, expanding their reach and thus jointly sharing in the empowerment this newest technology revolution offers. Orthopedic surgeon Howard Luks summarizes the power of social media for physicians this way: […]
The DHHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announces the Now Trending Challenge for public health data mining on twitter.
US Dept of Health and Human Services announce the winners of the Facebook Lifeline Application Challenge led by Brown University’s ALP Lifeline App.
Part 2 of a 2 part series discussing social media and its impact on health care
Part 1 of a 2 part series discussing social media and its impact on health care.
Pilot study shows iPhone easier to use than Nokia for mobile learning by health care workers. Social media tools, such as Facebook and Skype were used in the study.
As international relief efforts ramp up in Haiti, we are reminded of how fragile society is in many parts of the world. With shanty towns scattered around Port-au-Prince, a health and public services infrastructure devastated by years of natural and human disasters, and a centralized leadership that was only recently beginning to establish legitimacy, the […]