Researchers from UPenn analyzed roughly 10 billion tweets to better understand how people are talking about cardiovascular disease on social media.
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”.
Examples of how Twitter has helped me become a better doctor and enriched my personal and professional life.
On Wednesday, iMedicalApps held a tweet chat on barriers to adoption of mobile devices in practice. Some key points from the chat were: Workplace barriers may exist in forms of coworkers or patients from adoption The need for more education on usage of devices for both students and current practitioners Development from industry to encourage […]
Researchers from East Carolina University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon assessed the use of Twitter by the American Society of Nephrology to inform and educate the public about kidney disease at its annual conference referred to as “Kidney Week.”
A special e-Patient #mHealth tweet chat on September 5th, hosted by iMedicalApps and the Society for Participatory Medicine.
On Wednesday, August 8, the #mHealth chat will feature special guest Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Healthcare. Last week, we reviewed his book on iMedicalApps. Dr. Topol is a prominent cardiologist and geneticist. He attended medical […]
Announcement for tonight’s mHealth tweet chat about apps for clinical decision support.
The iMedicalApps #mHealth chat is back on tonight on Twitter at 9pm ET! We are excited to chat with everyone again. Tonight we will discuss the use of mobile apps and websites for personal health, what makes them effective, what works and what doesn’t to maximize user engagement. We hope you will join us 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 […]