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NIH grants funds to research impact of social media on treatment of substance abuse

Research exploring how social media can be used to advance prevention and treatment of substance abuse has received a boost from the National Institutes of Health.

Facebook sets its sights on healthcare industry

Following in the footsteps of tech companies like Apple and Google, Facebook has also set its sights on healthcare.

Assault case shines light on hospital patient privacy, social media policies

Lansdale (Pennsylvania) Hospital, part of the Abington Health system, has fired an emergency room technician who posted pictures of patient X-rays and two severed fingers and described different patients in her Twitter account, according to  insurancenews.net  via the  Philadelphia Inquirer. 

WellPoint's John Steffy: How to use social media to detect healthcare fraud

Social media can provide a wealth of information relevant to healthcare fraud investigations. To learn how insurers can access and leverage this information, FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud spoke to attorney John R. Steffy, a senior investigator in Wellpoint's northeast special investigations unit.  Turns out there's much more to it than finding photos of a person who is collecting disability payments crossing a marathon finish line. 

CCOs manage growing role in heavily regulated healthcare industry

Chief compliance officers can help heavily regulated hospitals manage risk and regulatory landscape in an ever-changing healthcare industry, according to new PwC findings.

3 crisis management tools to protect hospital reputations

Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference when it comes to acute care hospitals, author Susan Neisloss wrote in a recent  Hospitals & Health Networks  article. To preserve your hospital's reputation, she suggested three elements to a crisis management plan.

Nursing staffs tap mobile devices, Internet resources for workplace needs

Nurses increasingly rely on mobile devices and the Internet for work needs, with 65 percent using a device at work and 95 percent of healthcare organizations supporting online devices for clinical consulting and accessing information, according to a new survey.

4 tips to tackle cold and flu season

Cold and  fl u  season can make for a lot of extra work for practices, but by planning ahead, your office can take care of patients' seasonal needs more efficiently and with less stress. 

5 healthcare marketing lessons from the ALS ice bucket challenge

I first learned about the ALS ice bucket challenge earlier this month when a friend posted a video of herself on Facebook accepting the challenge in honor of Peter Frates, credited by many as the...

Why hospital leaders should use Twitter

By Kent Bottles As a physician executive who teaches population health, consults with hospital systems and gives keynotes on disruptive technologies, I keep track of all the consequences of the...