Social media could play a role in helping health officials track an outbreak or spread of the flu, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
A common theme in recent healthcare news is the idea of bolstering physician empathy as a path to better patient engagement, satisfaction and outcomes. But how much compassion is too much?
That old adage, the only constant in life is change, is quite appropriate to the shifts occurring throughout the health insurance industry as a result of the reform law. Change is admittedly hard...
Patient engagement through social media, which can work wonders for a hospital's public image and YouTube, which has already proved useful in spreading the word about infection prevention, is fertile ground for promoting patient safety.
Most physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and hospital administrators have limited access to social media on work computers connected to the corporate network, according to a recent InCrowd survey.
It wasn't that long ago that physicians who took part in social media were operating with virtually no rulebook (pun coincidental). But increasingly, large institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, as well as various professional organizations, are adopting formal guidelines to help employees realize the benefits of social media with fewer of the risks.
Cognizant that online reviews increasingly are swaying patient decisions about medical care, more and more doctors are monitoring such reviews about themselves, according to the results of a new physician survey.
By Nancy Cawley Jean If you're on Twitter, you've probably heard of chats--they're live discussions on certain topics using a specified hashtag. It's a great, easy way for people to...
Very few consumers actually know the online marketplaces opened only two days ago. Many insurers aren't waiting for states to educate consumers and are launching their own marketing campaigns.
Doctors are crucial to hospitals' marketing and social media strategies but organizations across the country struggle to get their physicians to use social media.