Social media

Facebook enters EMR business

Big news out of Mountain View, California today as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the social networking giant was going to formally enter the EMR business. Sandberg explained that Facebook already has all Americans and most of the worlds population on its system and that adding a little bit of information about their health

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Facebook charged with misleading users on health data visibility

A report says the social networks handling of personal health information put its users health at risk. Facebook has been accused of misleading users in its Group platform about who can see their private information, and argues Facebook did not disclose how much information could be visible to outsiders including health information.WHY IT MATTERSSharing of

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Dr. Google doesnt always know whats best

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr. Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr. Google doesnt always know whats best.A generation ago, patients were largely dependent upon the physicians they consulted as to how best to deal with a disease

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2019: A New Chapter in HIMSS Social Media Ambassadorship

Follow @MichaelGaspar Chances are that if you are reading this you have experienced the influence of the HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors in some fashion. As members of the HIMSS Social Media Ambassador program, they share this experience and expertise in carefully coordinated social media campaigns and thoughtful blog posts with a common, singular purpose to

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Trust in ‘Dr Google’ varies when it comes to breast cancer symptoms

The study, published in the journal Health, Risk & Society, was conducted by researchers from the University of Surrey.A team of researchers led by Afrodita Marcu investigated whether women sought health information online when experiencing potential breast cancer symptoms and, if so, whether they found it useful.Interviewing 27 women aged between 47 and 67 years

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