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Fancy yourself a thought leader? This Tweet chat is the place to be for healthcare real talk

November 13, 2013 12:03 pm by | 2 Comments

Last night, I attended one of the most important conversations happening about healthcare industry trends, and I didn’t even bother to put on make-up or shoes. Want a dose of…


Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

April 15, 2014 4:11 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — With 75 percent of its users coming from smartphones and tablets, Twitter is more eager than ever to make its mobile revenue streams count. The San Francisco-based…


Twitter buys smart lockscreen startup Cover to dive deeper into Android

Twitter buys smart lockscreen startup Cover to dive deeper into Android

April 7, 2014 12:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Cover, maker of an Android lockscreen which displays apps based on what it thinks you need, just announced that it has been acquired by Twitter. With Google Now-like features, Cover displays different apps on…



Get the geeks! Last-minute Obamacare enrollment push targets entrepreneurs, techies

Get the geeks! Last-minute Obamacare enrollment push targets entrepreneurs, techies

March 13, 2014 3:05 pm by | 0 Comments

Health insurance = good. http://t.co/eUWNcZa9Lo = bad. #GeeksGetCovered using a secure website because we know better. — Girl Geek Allie (@GirlGeekAllie) March 12, 2014   After spending much of its…


Twitter is bringing even more ads to your search results

Twitter is bringing even more ads to your search results

February 25, 2014 2:28 pm by | 0 Comments

Continuing its monetization march, Twitter is expanding its advertising inventory with the debut of promoted accounts in its search results. According to Twitter’s announcement, promoted accounts will be shown alongside…


This app will put your Facebook and Twitter relationships to work — for your company, that is

This app will put your Facebook and Twitter relationships to work — for your company, that is

February 18, 2014 12:56 pm by | 0 Comments

Percolate knows your online friends are marketing gold. Three years ago, Percolate launched to help brands create better content. The startup’s first app set out to solve an efficiency problem…


The future of Twitter: New design, enlarging tweets and photos?

The future of Twitter: New design, enlarging tweets and photos?

February 11, 2014 7:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Twitter is thinking about a redesign. Sources told VentureBeat the micro-blogging website is beta-testing different design configurations in order to make the site more appealing to users and easier to…


ACA success stories social media campaign: Healthcare marketing hit or miss?

ACA success stories social media campaign: Healthcare marketing hit or miss?

January 28, 2014 4:36 pm by | 2 Comments

Remember Chad Henderson – the hero for journalists who were hungry for health insurance exchange success stories when the site first launched in October? Now that many of the kinks…



8 quick tips for live-tweeting a healthcare conference

8 quick tips for live-tweeting a healthcare conference

December 13, 2013 9:51 am by | 33 Comments

This week’s mHealth Summit generated more than 15,000 tweets over the four days of the event — a testament to just how much social media has become part of the…


Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak takes to Twitter with #MDTEarnings following Q2 report

Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak takes to Twitter with #MDTEarnings following Q2 report

November 21, 2013 6:30 am by | 0 Comments

Medtronic (MDT) CEO Omar Ishrak is flying the high of the medical device company’s Q2 earnings report, tweeting up a storm (for him). Ishrak, who normally dips in and out…


Not in the stars: Probably no medical device excise tax repeal this time around

Not in the stars: Probably no medical device excise tax repeal this time around

October 14, 2013 4:09 pm by | 0 Comments

Medical device tax repeal not included in budget deal, Aide says to Bloomberg $BSX, $CFN, $MDT, $SYK — Sasha Damouni (@SashaDamouni) October 14, 2013 Bloomberg healthcare reporter Sasha Damouni has…


Cancer patient’s social media crusade reaches a ‘compassionate use’ victory — at least for now

Cancer patient’s social media crusade reaches a ‘compassionate use’ victory — at least for now

October 7, 2013 11:44 am by | 7 Comments

The white knight moment has come for a Texas lawyer who has spent the past two months amassing an “army” of virtual supporters in her quest for access to an…


Farzad Mostashari to join Engleberg Center at Brookings after four years at HHS

Farzad Mostashari to join Engleberg Center at Brookings after four years at HHS

October 4, 2013 5:02 pm by | 0 Comments

@_bakulpatel keep up the good fight for innovation and safety, with good @ONC_HealthIT colleagues @Jacobr @JodiDaniel — Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_MD) October 4, 2013   Dr. Farzad Mostashari leaves his job…


Athenahealth to use big data to offer info on flu while shutdown burdens CDC with furlough

Athenahealth to use big data to offer info on flu while shutdown burdens CDC with furlough

October 4, 2013 8:54 am by | 0 Comments

CDC had to furlough 8,754 people. They protected you yesterday, can’t tomorrow. Microbes/other threats didn’t shut down. We are less safe. — Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrFriedenCDC) October 2, 2013 While…


Former Obama campaign staffer behind the Adorable Care Act, the cutest Obamacare campaign

Former Obama campaign staffer behind the Adorable Care Act, the cutest Obamacare campaign

September 27, 2013 2:16 pm by | 5 Comments

A former Obama campaign staffer  the cutest affordable care act marketing campaign, Politico reports. Salim Zymet worked on Obama’s re-election campaign and claimed credit for the Adorable Care Act social…


Cancer patient’s compassionate use conundrum incites a social media ambush on BioMarin

Cancer patient’s compassionate use conundrum incites a social media ambush on BioMarin

September 24, 2013 7:00 am by | 4 Comments

For the past seven years, Andrea Sloan has been battling ovarian cancer. Now, she’s waging a second battle – this one against BioMarin Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BMRN) – after being denied access…