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#ShowMeYourPump is diabetes education at its best

July 22, 2014 4:53 am by | 0 Comments

I have a friend whose son is very allergic to peanuts, so much so that he can’t eat any food processed on the same machines as peanuts. To make sure…


Leaders explain how they got on the most wired hospitals 2014 list

Leaders explain how they got on the most wired hospitals 2014 list

July 22, 2014 6:28 am by | 0 Comments

Plenty of fodder for the hospital crowd in today’s discussion on America’s “Most Wired” hospitals, led by the American Hospital Association as part of  its Health Forum Leadership Summit. Here’s a…


LinkedIn for patient communities, HealthUnlocked, expands to U.S.

LinkedIn for patient communities, HealthUnlocked, expands to U.S.

July 21, 2014 5:27 pm by | 0 Comments

The rise of patient communities that have taken root on the borderless geography of the Internet. But there are so many that some companies have spotted an opportunity to organize…



Symplur jumps into big data pool with business intelligence channel

Symplur jumps into big data pool with business intelligence channel

July 14, 2014 6:05 pm by | 1 Comments

Symplur has played a big role in popularizing healthcare hashtags for Twitter to guide people on Twitter looking for specific topic threads, conference conversations and people to follow. It’s recorded…


20 people to follow on Twitter for #healthit and #HITsm info

20 people to follow on Twitter for #healthit and #HITsm info

July 13, 2014 7:49 am by | 1 Comments

During the first 10 days of July, the tweet streams I use for monitoring the #healthit and #HITsm hashtags on Twitter were flooded with a lot of tweets related to the 2014 #HIT100 event. At times, the nominations for people I a…


YouTube videos could be bad for health, at least when it comes to hypertension

YouTube videos could be bad for health, at least when it comes to hypertension

June 18, 2014 2:04 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Online videos can be a good source of guidance for do-it-yourselfers, but consumers looking for help managing high blood pressure are often getting bad advice,…


Finally! FDA proposes social media guidelines for pharma & medical device makers

Finally! FDA proposes social media guidelines for pharma & medical device makers

June 17, 2014 2:44 pm by | 1 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued proposed guidelines for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for posting information on social media networks and correcting…


The White List watches investors on social media to ID the next hottest startups

The White List watches investors on social media to ID the next hottest startups

May 27, 2014 10:17 am by | 0 Comments

When an investor decides to put money into a startup, effectively putting a stamp of approval on that company, the tech industry pays attention to the startup’s next move. But…



The power of Yelp in healthcare: It crowdsourced food illnesses

The power of Yelp in healthcare: It crowdsourced food illnesses

May 24, 2014 10:22 am by | 0 Comments

New York City investigators have successfully used Yelp reviews to find hundreds of cases of food-borne illness and undiscovered health code violations. It appears that all those uneasy stories we…


Yelp-ers point NYC’s health department to unreported food poisoning outbreaks

Yelp-ers point NYC’s health department to unreported food poisoning outbreaks

May 22, 2014 3:01 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reviewers on the online restaurant and business rating site, Yelp, helped New York City health officials find hundreds of unreported cases of possible food borne illnesses,…


Lawsuit: Apple stopped sending my texts when I switched to an Android phone

Lawsuit: Apple stopped sending my texts when I switched to an Android phone

May 16, 2014 3:47 pm by | 0 Comments

A former iPhone user is suing Apple for not delivering her text messages after switching to a competitor’s smartphone. The lawsuit follows similar complaints by ex-iPhone users, in which they claim they aren’t receiving…


Diabetes Blog Week: What and who to follow to understand living with diabetes

Diabetes Blog Week: What and who to follow to understand living with diabetes

May 16, 2014 8:50 am by | 1 Comments

Diabetes Blog Week can help solve the disconnect between people living with diabetes and people trying to make life easier for that group.


Real news or The Onion? Don’t be fooled by 5 crazy healthcare headlines

Real news or The Onion? Don’t be fooled by 5 crazy healthcare headlines

May 15, 2014 9:50 am by | 0 Comments

If you’re ever suspicious about a crazy headline or story, check the source. Websites like The Onion have fooled more than a few people. These 5 healthcare stories from The Onion…


An infographic that works: I want DoseWatch from GE Healthcare

An infographic that works: I want DoseWatch from GE Healthcare

May 13, 2014 5:23 am by | 2 Comments

I hate infographics. As a communication method, the format jumped the shark almost a year ago. I get several emails a day, “Check out this very relevant infographic,” but these…


Hospital marketers — changes to Facebook Pages will give you more metrics

Hospital marketers — changes to Facebook Pages will give you more metrics

May 6, 2014 7:11 am by | 0 Comments

Facebook Page owners can now see who is watching their videos – and for how long. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social media giant has announced a slew of upgrades and updates…


As health gets social, Treato crawls the corners of the web to discover what patients are saying

As health gets social, Treato crawls the corners of the web to discover what patients are saying

May 5, 2014 6:00 am by | 2 Comments

“Patients are no longer tied to their physicians, and they’re certainly not tied to a specific prescription drug,” says Ezra Ernst, a former executive of UnitedHealth Group and Medscape. “With…