Think social media is a fad? Check out this eye opening video which showcases the dramatic rise in online social networking. Perfectly suitable for SM skeptics. Via Ted Eytan ... Continue Reading about Is Social Media a Fad?
Hearst Newspapers has finally discovered that doctors make mistakes. Check out their latest collective project, Dead by Mistake, to witness journalism’s most recent boondoggle. The project’s site profiles stories of medical error for public review. From Mother bleeds to death after delivery to From a broken leg to a vegetative state, it's all there. Any patient who ... Continue Reading about Dead by Mistake – Old News Retooled
While the world laments the absence of communication between doctor and patient, look no further than Stanford’s Packard Children’s Hospital for innovation. They’ve installed eight iMacs in their ER that, among other things, allow parents to chat with the ward clerk. It’s like an emasculated HelloHealth but only for your kid's ER visit. And if you’ve got some time ... Continue Reading about iChat Adopted at Packard Children’s Hospital ER
So what gives? Teens parade through my office texting. They have iPhones that accommodate the latest Twitter apps. But teens don’t tweet. So why might this be? And is there something about Twitter that’s less appealing to the younger set? To me it would seem to be the killer app for the young social networker. Perhaps that’s the problem. Teens aren’t social ... Continue Reading about Teens Don’t Tweet
This got me thinking: Is there something to those online sites that allow patients to review doctors? Do these sites allow real insight or simply provide a forum for those who indiscriminately want to rail on their doctor? I don’t know, but if you look at what people write about their doctors you’ll see marked polarity. There are those who believe their docs walk on ... Continue Reading about Doctors Reviewed
It looks like it’s the doctors versus the patients. Our healthcare system in on the verge of a government takeover – a move which would severely limit the health choices of the vast majority of Americans. Consequently, Dr. Val Jones of Better Health initiates a panel at the National Press Club with some of the brightest, most influential minds in the health ... Continue Reading about We’re All Patients