Posted in Ehealth, Video

The Future Is eHealth


eHealth is a relatively new term used to define healthcare practices that take place with the help of electronic processes and communications.   Electronic medical services of all kinds have fed into a growing need for efficient information gathering, and many people make use of health apps and websites on a daily basis. On smartphones there are apps that help with fitness and food tracking, apps that provide information about health concerns or conditions, apps that guide the user through difficult subjects and a host of other useful services; and in tech too, there are various gadgets that regularly assist users in maintaining active and healthy lifestyles. Smartwatches now track stats and update with phones to provide up to date information, websites give advice on how to deal with conditions effectively without visiting the hospital or doctor, and every month new technology is created to track and interact with our bodies.

This short video by Health Express demonstrates how the Internet of Things (IOT) is likely to play a major role in revolutionising healthcare.

Posted in mHealth, Video

mHealth Can Streamline Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are crucial to validating interventions for health care treatments. A major stumbling block to organizing trials is recruitment and retention of enrollees.  Remote monitoring tools may overcome this obstacle. By providing study volunteers with mHealth devices, including smartphones and wearable technology, trials can access real-time availability of results.

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Posted in #HCSM, Doctors 2.0, Video

Social Media Lessons And Tools For Doctors

Social media is transforming how doctors and patients interact. How should doctors use social media? What tools can they use to do the job?

In this short video segment, Albert Einstein College of Medicine‘s Social Media Manager,  David Flores speaks with Kent Bottles, M.D., a noted speaker on the subject of social media and medicine and senior fellow at the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr Bottles says that what he finds most useful about social media is the ability to tap the knowledge of others to help him research, think and write.  He believes no matter how bright you are, you’re always better informed by reaching out for help. While he cautioned against falling for social media “hype,” he explained that doctors should become familiar with social media because of these resources’ ability to engage, inform and galvanize.
Posted in Guidelines, Video

Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Guidelines

Mayo Clinic encourages professional and allied health staff to use social media tools appropriately and productively. This video, originally produced for Mayo’s new employee orientation program, provides guidance on behavioral expectations as well as links and information from the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media on additional training resources available through its Social Media Health Network.