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2016 Connected Health Trends: High-Touch Digital Care

As one would assume would be the case, many of the Connected Health trends are about connecting to the patient when they are not in the care setting.  All of them are, in fact.  However, this trend finds us trying to instill a good bedside manner into digital care. Over the past year the terms […]

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7 of Our Favorite #HIMSS16 #HIMSSANITY Tweets

HIMSS16 brings together more than 40,000 health IT professionals, 1,300 vendors and 300 education programs. A conference of such magnitude has us all seeking a little #HIMSSANITY at times. Here are some of our favorite #HIMSSANITY tweets during the event, and leading up to it.

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4 Must-Attend #HIMSS16 Social Media Happenings

As we get closer to the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition (February 29 to March 4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas), organizers are anticipating another record-breaking year for social media conversation around the annual event. #HIMSS15 was tweeted 88,990 times last year, and the digital chatter on the latest health IT […]

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Getting Scientific About Healthcare Social Media: Medicinal Sites

The journey into the (officially scientific) exploration of healthcare social media would not be complete without a look into the realm of healthcare specific networking sites that I’ll playfully call “medicinal sites.”  These are closed sites that are aimed exclusively for those with either a certain designation or disease state. In today’s lineup, we will […]

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Getting Scientific About Healthcare Social Media: Microblogs

In this blog series, we are highlighting the social media categories presented in “Social Media: A Review and Tutorial of Applications in  Medicine and Health Care.”  This was a study conducted by the University of British Columbia, which offers an extensive digest of the vast uses of social in medicine and healthcare.  Today we’re going […]

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Getting Scientific about Healthcare Social Media: Blogs

Earlier this month, I happened upon an actual scientific study of the use of social media in medicine and healthcare conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia.  The study was fraught with terms such as “positivistic epistemologies” and “critical-interpretivist theory” to add the requisite ambiance one finds in such studies. All kidding aside, […]

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Connected Health Trend Countdown: #10 M&A Meets Engagement

Connected Health is that always dynamic space where we connect patients, providers, insurers, and the health community at large in an effort to deliver quality care that is not confined to the mere 1% of time patients spend in the clinic care setting.  It’s healthcare that braves the whirlwind of daily life with the goal of providing […]

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Using Hashtags for Cancer Care

Mark Polly, Director at Perficient, recently wrote a blog post on how we can use hashtags to help make cancer information more searchable for those that need it.   Over on, Dr. Michael Katz talks about connected health care.  In this blog post, Hashtags in Cancer Care: Embedding Meaning in Digital Health, he proposes a more formal set […]

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Getting Started Connecting with Patients Online

In our new Perficient Perspective, “The Driving Force of Social Media in Healthcare,”  Dr. Marcie Stoshak-Chavez discusses the increasingly social world of healthcare. In it, she discusses the value of connecting with patients online – but how do healthcare providers begin to establish this relationship? According to PwC’s Health Research Institute, early a third of consumers has used […]

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e-Patients Enhancing Health Through Social Media

Each day millions of pieces of information are shared over social platforms. There are over 400 million Tweets and 2.5 billion items shared on Facebook each day – and these are just two of many social networks. Healthcare has not ignored this shift to social and is working towards integrating these various networking channels with health information […]

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Would you co-design your website with patients?

This question has crossed my mind numerous times since I read about the Blue Button Co-Design Challenge last month.  The Blue Button Co-Design Challenge is being used to give patients and patients by proxy a voice in how they access health data and how they want to then use it.  Real patients for product feedback […]

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