Tag: social media

Should you consider prescribing Facebook to older patients?

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”.

Let’s talk medical apps and the FDA: #mHealth Chat Special Edition Tonight

How should mobile medical apps be regulated by the FDA? Last year the FDA released a proposed set of guidelines for the regulation of certain mobile health apps that control a regulated medical device, or manipulate patient data from a medical device. This has been a source of some controversy and anxiety for many medical app developers. Some argue […]

This week’s #mHealth Tweet Chat archive now available

This is the archive of the fourth #mHealth Tweet Chat that took place on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9pm EST/8pm CST. We discussed favorite apps, mobile devices, accessories and peripherals, and the ways that we use mobile technology with our patients and in our practices.

Check out this week’s #mHealth Tweet Chat archive

This is the archive of the third #mHealth Tweet Chat that took place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 9pm EST/8pm CST. We discussed how mobile technology has impacted physician communications, patient privacy issues, and physicians on social media.

Archive for the Second #mHealth Tweet Chat Now Available

Thanks to everyone who participated in the second #mHealth tweet chat on Twitter last night! It was once again a great discussion. We discussed the following topics: T1: What is your definition of #mHealth? T2: Imagine you had to go one day without access to your smartphone or tablet. How would this affect your practice? T3: Do […]