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Online Messaging Can Improve Support Group Relationships

October 1, 2014 by Danny Lieberman

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Using online services and smartphone apps for private messaging and sharing like Pathcare, Whisper, and CoverMe (an iPhone app for private Texting & Secure Phone Calls), it’s never been easier to conduct a private, ad-free conversation with members of your support group.[read more]

Use Self-Publishing to Promote Your Brand

September 30, 2014 by Michael Sherman

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Social media, blogging and white papers are all fantastic ways to create content to brand your hospital or healthcare facility, but they’re all a bit … predictable. So how do you differentiate yourself from the rest so you can shine a little brighter? One surprising way is Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Tool.[read more]

The Future of Medicine: Incredible Innovations to Expect by 2064

September 29, 2014 by Shahid Shah

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The Fred Alger Management team reached out to me recently asking what innovative changes I thought the medical and healthcare industry will be going through over the next 50 years. As Yogi Berra famously quipped “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” but I thought I’d give it a shot.[read more]

Dr. Anonymous: Blogger, Podcaster, Early Adopter [PODCAST]

September 29, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

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Dr. Mike Sevilla's perspective on the birth of healthcare social media is unique because he has established a presence in a number of media platforms including a personal website, a blog, a radio show, a podcast, Google Hangouts on air, Twitter and Facebook.[read more]

Daniel’s Ice Bucket Success Story

September 23, 2014 by Andrew Schorr

I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about my Seattle friend, Daniel Mulhaney, who is slowly fading away with the terrible illness ALS. Daniel did his own private fundraising in the Seattle area and with friends worldwide for support of “Team Daniel Lives” and a charity walk that was held a few days ago. I am happy to report it was a huge success.[read more]

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Beyond the Buzz: Live-Tweeting the Medicine X Experience

September 19, 2014 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor
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Live-tweeting a healthcare conference is a way to socialize your event, share knowledge and expand community, but like so much in social media there is a world of difference between doing it and doing it well. Follow my tips to get the most from your next live-tweeting experience.[read more]

Are Those Cute Baby Pictures in the Doctor's Office Offending HIPAA?

September 18, 2014 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Pictures and Privacy

Baby pictures have a nearly universal “human touch” appeal. On the social media scale of cuteness, engagement and share-ability, babies, kids and grandkids are at the top. But evidently “cute” has its limits when baby pictures are publically posted, as they commonly are, in doctors’ offices.[read more]

Entrepreneurs Hacking Healthcare [PODCAST]

September 15, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs that create an environment to share ideas, form teams and launch startups - all in a 54 hour weekend! Startup Weekend hosts over 1,000 weekend events annually around the globe focused on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities.[read more]

OCR Audits: The Skinny

September 11, 2014 by David Harlow

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Linda Sanches, Senior Advisor, Health Information Privacy, at OCR, DHHS, spoke with Tom Sullivan (@GovHITeditor) at the HIMSS Media #HITprivacy and security conference in Boston on September 9, 2014 about OCR HIPAA compliance audits. See the Storify after the jump.[read more]

3 Ways Physicians Can Increase Their Social Media Following

September 11, 2014 by Jonathan Catley

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Social media is like a garden: It needs constant tending to grow and if it is neglected, it dies. Adding a social media element to your marketing campaign can be exciting, confusing, fun, and frustrating all at the same time. Here are three ways physicians and marketers can actively pursue a larger social media audience.[read more]

The Benefit of Being a Vocal Cancer Patient

September 8, 2014 by Andrew Schorr

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I am delighted to tell you that 850 people affected by cancer today, the vast majority of them patients themselves, recently took the time to answer our 33-question survey. No one was paid, and there was no outside sponsor. The survey was an effort of Patient Power and our research partner, Aptel Research.[read more]

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When Is Social Media Anti-Social?

September 3, 2014 by Paul Tunnah

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Good social media channels have clearly articulated rules around how you can engage, normally based around some basic principles. But it’s not always that simple in reality - something which was reinforced to me in a discussion with a friend of mine who had just been booted out of a LinkedIn group.[read more]