This edition of the Health Care Social Media (HCSM) Review explores the role of mobile in health. For those of you that know me, you know that I have an issue with the proliferation of mobile apps that has happened in the area of health. This is because mobile apps were – and arguably still … Continue reading HealthCare SocialMedia Review #38: The Mobile Health Edition
It’s that time again! On Wednesday, October 9th, I will be hosting the next HealthCare Social Media Review. This Review is the blog carnival for everyone interested in healthcare & social media. It is a peer-reviewed blog carnival, the host of each edition deciding which of the posts submitted for consideration are suitable for inclusion. If … Continue reading HealthCare Social Media Review #38: Call for Submissions
Healthcare & social media. Social media & health. #hcsm. Whatever you call it, it’s a force to be reckoned with. Google says that “94% of prospective patients [say that] reputation of [a] facility is important in hospital selection” and that “YouTube traffic to hospital sites has increased 119% year-over-year”; Geocentric says that 81% of people … Continue reading HealthCare Social Media Review #29: Call for Submissions
I heard once that the myth of the unicorn came about because people saw an Oryx – a species of antelope – from the side and mistook its two horns for 1 singular horn. This evolved into the myth of the unicorn which is now imbued with mystical and magical powers including the power to … Continue reading Social Media: The Oryx of the New Communication Era?
After its use as an advertising slogan, “where’s the beef?” became an all-purpose phrase questioning the substance of an idea, event, or product. Along these lines – even if slightly passé – I have been thinking a lot lately about the spirit of the movement to release health data and invite technology developers and entrepreneurs … Continue reading Where’s the Beef? The Need for Evidence and Systems-Change in the Health IT Movement