Dr Matthew Katz is a great example of a doctor who uses social media to good effect. In this slideshare presentation, he shares his tips on how to communicate with a health audience using social media tools.
In collaboration with Boehringer Ingleheim, PSFK Labs has published their latest Future of Health report.
This report examines 13 trends that fit within four larger themes – Behavioral Nudge, Empowered Patient, Orchestrated Care and Enhanced Treatments – with the goal of highlighting how consumer technologies, data analytics and information systems are changing the way healthcare is delivered both from a patient and physician perspective.
Slidedeck by Joel Selzer, co-founder of ArcheMedX from his talk at the Society of Clinical Research Associates conference on “Harnessing Social Media to Advance Clinical Research”, August 2, 2013 in Philadelphia.
Researchers can harness social media to:
- Nurture their professional development
- Discover new data and insights
- Recruit research subjects
- Disseminate their research
- Identify research partners
Some interesting data in the following presentation by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet Project, on how patients and their caregivers seek health information in the digital age and crucially how that information informs their healthcare decisions.
Workshop presentation by Pat Rich, online editor for the Canadian Medical Association, to the Canadian Society of Physician Executives, June 1 meeting, Vancouver.
Social media has the capacity to engage patients where they are-in social media platforms. Yet all too often healthcare providers let risk averse behavior prevent fuller participation and engagement. This presentation by Farris Timimi, MD, Medical Director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, provides an excellent overview of the moral obligation and benefits of meeting patients where they are, engaging them in a professional fashion and an overview of the risks and benefits heralded by health care social media.