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Using Social Media to Self Diagnose is that What the Doctor Prescribed?

There’s no question that social media is a powerful tool. It has helped many fields in providing valuable information and timely content to the masses. Even in industries that are highly regulated, like healthcare, social media has been a driving force in providing resources and improved access of information for patients and clinicians. While the […]

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Patients Force Progress for Hospitals to Use Social

It used to be that you would visit your doctor, receive a diagnosis and let nature take its course.  These days, in addition to routine doctor visits, many patients are taking matters into their own hands and using social media to help direct their medical journey.  “It’s all about empowerment,” said Shwen Gwee, vice president […]

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Social Media Through The Product Lifecycle

This guest blog is by Alex De Carvalho as part of our themed content hosted the first week of each month, with October focusing on healthcare.  Compared to other industries, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies have historically been slow to market online, partly because of strict advertising regulations (FDA) and patient-privacy (HIPAA) laws. However, as new […]

Community Management in Healthcare

This guest blog is by Lauren Vargas as part of our themed content hosted the first week of each month, with October focusing on healthcare. “You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be […]

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The Rise of Social Media and Healthcare

This guest blog is by Brian Ahier as part of our themed content hosted the first week of each month, with October focusing on healthcare. Brian is a Health IT Evangelist at Mid-Columbia Media Center. He blogs at O’Reilly Radar, Government Health IT and Healthcare IT News. To learn more and connect with Brian Ahier, visit his blog.  When […]