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Web 2.0 (social media) resources for Doctors | The Cochrane Collaboration


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Blogs

Clinical Cases and Images: CasesBlog : “Health News Updated Daily by an Assistant Professor at University of Chicago, Internist and Allergist”

Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog : a blog by the publisher of HealthNewsReview.org, a site assessing the accuracy of news stories about medical treatments

(the) health informaticist : a blog about knowledge translation, Web 2.0 and evidence-based medicine

iMedicalApps : independent reviews of mobile medical technology and applications by a team of physicians and medical students

Liberating the Literature from the TRIP Database

NPCi Blog from the UK National Prescribing Centre “provides a quick and succinct commentary on a recent newsworthy health issue related to prescribing and/or medicines”

Therapeutics Education Collaboration: Evidence-Based Therapeutics Made Practical and Fun by James McCormack & Michael Allan, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, Canada

TrustTheEvidence.net from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), Oxford, UK

 

News & Networks

Cochrane on Facebook

Cochrane on Twitter

Professional networking websites for scientists

ResearchGate

 

Podcasts

Audio from The Lancet

BMJ Group Podcasts

CKS (Clinical Knowledge Summaries) Podcasts

Healthcare 411 : podcasts from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (USA)

NPCi Podcast from the UK National Prescribing Centre

HLWIKI Canada : “an open, freely-accessible wiki with entries about health librarianship, social media and current information technology topics”

Medpedia : “an open platform connecting people and information to advance medicine” supported by Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations

 

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

The Top 5 Health and Fitness Websites of 2010


top 5 ways The Time magazine has recently published a list of Top 50 websites in 2010.

The point to note in all the medical ( and also non-medical) websites is that almost all websites are directly benefitting the consumer. These are websites which add Value. Most of these websites allow you to use various tools, like Google Maps or online videos, to derive maximum benefits.

Also, all these websites allow creation of Communities. Thus these websites are good community portals, allowing visitors to connect with each other and thus learn more.

Below are the 5 websites from the Health and Fitness category:

Health & Fitness

  • Keas : Founded by the former head of Google Health, Keas aims to provide tailored health programs for individual users by combining personal medical data with general health advice. Companies like Quest Diagnostics have teamed up with Keas to input personal data, like blood-test results, to the site.
  • Mayo Clinic : The renowned Mayo Clinic‘s website keeps its tips legitimate, combining ease of use with sound medical advice. The site offers an encyclopedic index of diseases and a symptom checker to see what that forehead pain could mean.
  • Exercise TV: On-demand cable channel Exercise TV allows you to get fit with only a laptop and some extra floor space. Every month, the channel’s site uploads more than 100 free workout videos. You can pay to download the clips or you can stream them online cost-free.
  • Fit by Fun : Fit by Fun animates your exercise with illustrated trainers, upbeat music and a community feel, giving you a list of "classmates" currently using the site. The fickle can adjust their workout scenery and sound track. Though many of its classes and services, like progress tracking, require a paid membership, some are free.
  • Walk Jog Run: Walk Jog Run utilizes Google Maps and community involvement to map out the best routes in your area. Just input your address and user-generated routes will appear, handily mapped out and measured by distance, speed and calories burned.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2012721,00.html #ixzz180sfCaQa

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in medical

 

The Top 5 Health and Fitness Websites of 2010


top 5 ways The Time magazine has recently published a list of Top 50 websites in 2010.

The point to note in all the medical ( and also non-medical) websites is that almost all websites are directly benefitting the consumer. These are websites which add Value. Most of these websites allow you to use various tools, like Google Maps or online videos, to derive maximum benefits.
Also, all these websites allow creation of Communities. Thus these websites are good community portals, allowing visitors to connect with each other and thus learn more.
Below are the 5 websites from the Health and Fitness category:
Health & Fitness

  • Keas : Founded by the former head of Google Health, Keas aims to provide tailored health programs for individual users by combining personal medical data with general health advice. Companies like Quest Diagnostics have teamed up with Keas to input personal data, like blood-test results, to the site.
  • Mayo Clinic : The renowned Mayo Clinic‘s website keeps its tips legitimate, combining ease of use with sound medical advice. The site offers an encyclopedic index of diseases and a symptom checker to see what that forehead pain could mean.
  • Exercise TV: On-demand cable channel Exercise TV allows you to get fit with only a laptop and some extra floor space. Every month, the channel’s site uploads more than 100 free workout videos. You can pay to download the clips or you can stream them online cost-free.
  • Fit by Fun : Fit by Fun animates your exercise with illustrated trainers, upbeat music and a community feel, giving you a list of “classmates” currently using the site. The fickle can adjust their workout scenery and sound track. Though many of its classes and services, like progress tracking, require a paid membership, some are free.
  • Walk Jog Run: Walk Jog Run utilizes Google Maps and community involvement to map out the best routes in your area. Just input your address and user-generated routes will appear, handily mapped out and measured by distance, speed and calories burned.
  • Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2012721,00.html #ixzz180sfCaQa

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Health IT Initiatives at USF Health


University of South Floria Health Center has made good use of the health IT stimulus money to push the campaign to go completely Paperless. And then some more.

So now work is done with touchscreen pads and electronic prescribing systems. You can play, view, and download lectures, news, seminars, music and other USF Health-related media on your iPod, Mac, PC or MP3 player. New talent is recruited online via the Center for Transformation and Innovation

A video report on Tampa Bays leadership in Health IT with the Paperfree initiative

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  • USF- Health on Social Media

                    

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Electronic health record, ePatients

 

Health 2.0 San Francisco – Tim O’Reilly Keynote


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How are Web 2.0 technologies changing healthcare? What are the implications of trends like cloud-based computing for major healthcare players like pharma companies and large health systems? What about mobile computing? What are the practical implications for providers? What can healthcare providers learn from like dominant Web 2.o players like Google? Silicon Valley legend Tim O’Reilly gives an overview in this keynote from this years Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco in October.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Evolving use of Social Media in Healthcare Business


U of Utah Hospital Ad: Twitter, Facebook, YouTubephoto © 2010 DJ Waldow | more info (via: Wylio)

Most businesses have discovered that word of mouth advertising and networking are two of the most successful ways to find new business or clients. Social media is simply a way to network and use word of mouth, online. Small and Medium size business, especially in healthcare,  are seeing the most benefits from use of social media.

Check this Hospital Social Network List by Ed Bennett comprising of all the hospitals in the US on Social Media.

The Presentation below has just been voted amongst the top 3 presentations of 2010 on Slideshare.

If you are not using social media strategies in your marketing plan,Now is the time to start.

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2010 in Social Media

 

Social media’s role evolving in healthcare


U of Utah Hospital Ad: Twitter, Facebook, YouTubephoto © 2010 DJ Waldow | more info  
(via: Wylio)

 

How hospitals use social media continues to evolve. We’ve come to realize that we can have fun in this technological world while still getting a message across. St. Vincent Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance video gave the hospital an opportunity to spotlight staff from every area of the hospital while promoting breast cancer awareness. With more than 12 million views, it was so successful, they went ahead and made a sequel. But this one is a compilation from hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, with staff and survivors donning their pink gloves and dancing in the mission to raise awareness and show breast cancer patients they’re not alone. Brilliant!

While not quite as fun, hospitals are also using social media in incredibly practical ways. Scottsdale Healthcare was the first to post ED wait times on a website, and others like the Akron General Health System are also doing this on Twitter and Facebook. Some people have expressed concern about this practice and have written articles like the one in American Medical News(and on iHealthbeat at the previous hyperlink) arguing it could discourage patients from seeking care when there is an extended wait.

 

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2010 in Uncategorized