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Can We Harness Social Media Data for Better Health?

August 4, 2015

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RWJF wants to hear from you about the barriers and limitations to using social media data to improve health

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Social Media and Telemedicine in Psychiatric Care

June 6, 2015

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Research demonstrates that while certain minority groups are at increased risk for mental health disorders due to acculturative stress and trauma, stigma surrounding psychiatric care has been perpetuated by family members, friends, and other individuals in the community, with whom patients more easily com into contact via social media.

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Why The Anti-Vaxxers Feel Threatened

February 15, 2015

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How could highly educated people deny science? The social-identity-threat theory comes the closest to explaining why anti-vaxxers feel threatened.

Using Twitter and Social Media to Predict Disease: Identifying Risk and Impacting Change

Using Twitter and Social Media to Predict Disease: Identifying Risk and Impacting Change

February 6, 2015

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Beyond the more traditional uses of social media platforms in medicine, a new study has recently been released that shows that one particular platform may actually be useful in predicting disease.

The Supreme Court Tackles Social Media: The First Amendment and the Rule of Law on the Internet

The Supreme Court Tackles Social Media: The First Amendment and the Rule of Law on the Internet

December 3, 2014

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We must be mindful of the legal implications of what we say and do online and must be mindful of patient confidentiality issues as well as standards for professional conduct. Medical boards across the country have developed guidelines for physicians on social media and academic papers have been published on the subject in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Now, even the nation’s highest court is venturing into the regulation of social media and the intricacies and legal implications of both the subjective and objective interpretation of online posts.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Practice Pointers in the Wake of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Privacy Settlement

August 17, 2014

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Advice from health attorney David Harlow on Patient Privacy in the wake of the Johns Hopkins $190 million class action lawsuit settlement.

Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Social Media in Healthcare—Recognizing Challenges and Providing Value

June 5, 2014

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Welcome to the new business of healthcare! Those who will be most successful in leading in this environment will be prepared to leverage the available tools, including social technologies and branded social media channels.

Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

May 27, 2014

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Researching online, joining patient communities, conversing with other patients, using mHealth, social media or fitness trackers are all ways that patients can educate themselves and improve their knowledge during their journey.

TDWI’s Dr. Kevin Campbell on the effective use of social media in medicine

TDWI’s Dr. Kevin Campbell on the effective use of social media in medicine

April 7, 2014

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Cardiologist Kevin Campbell weighs in on the effective use of social media in medicine at this year’s American College of Cardiology meeting.

Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information

Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information

March 29, 2014

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Online information (from the Patient Power website) seemed to be really very helpful for patients in discussing their health with a doctor. 47.4% of patients were very likely and 37.5% were somewhat likely to discuss their online findings with their doctor. It was very interesting to note the results of these discussions.