I’m writing an article and would love to tap into this community’s knowledge. I know of a few examples of clinical practices using Facebook and Twitter to connect with patients, such as MacArthur OB/GYN, but I’d love to learn about other examples, especially ones which use social networking tools to connect patients and caregivers with […]
On Friday I dashed off this tweet: PhD student just asked me which journals I read to stay up to date on health + tech. My answer: Twitter. It was classic RT bait and indeed it was echoed dozens of times by fellow Twitter geeks — more than any other tweet I’ve written. But I […]
NPR’s Morning Edition story, “Patients Turn to Online Buddies for Help Healing,” combined research and real-life examples, participatory medicine and health data rights. Much of what I said during my interview with Joseph Shapiro is based on what I’ve written and read here on e-patients.net, so, first, thank you. I’ve already started answering questions on […]
Federal agencies can, and should, be the first responders to health questions. Social media can help. That’s my summary of presentations from last week’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media conference, where I had the sense, once again, of a tribal meeting, but this one had the urgency of war council. The enemy […]
The National Institutes of Health hosted a Wikipedia Academy today to train scientists, communications staff, and other NIH staffers in how to contribute to what has become a top source for health information in the U.S. (For more details, please see the NIH press release, a Wikipedia project page, and a Wikimedia Blog post.) The […]
“Ask your patients what they use, what they want to use, and how you can be there for them.” — Ted Eytan‘s advice to IT-reluctant health professionals in a Twitterview with Diario Médico.