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The Impact of Social Media in the Health Industry

Based on several studies, the social media has a large impact in the health industry. People who have questions about their health turn to social media and search for answers rather than consulting their doctor. Some of them even post their situation in a Facebook group or search in YouTube for videos. This case is very alarming because people are now trying to diagnose their self and searching for a cure. The frightening thing is if they know which sources are credible and those that are a hoax. Some of these websites are sharing theories and stories without any scientific studies. Worst of all, such unreliable information are being circulated on social media sites. It is posted in Facebook groups, sending a direct message to instagram followers, and publishing an article in WordPress sites.

Training Novice Surgeons Using Gaming Technology
With the advancement of technology, gaming has reached another level. Currently 3D accessory is under simulations like Oculus Rift. The gaming community is still waiting for its final touches and be released to the public. On the other hand, groups of medical professionals are considering the use of technology in the medical context. Scientists, videographers, and surgeons are collaborating to make the first Oculus Operation. The project was created by Rémi Rousseau, a French engineer and VR enthusiast. With the help of his physician wife, they studied the potential of VR technology in aiding the surgeons for their training. Using this, there will be low to no-risk in training novice personnel because it is a VR simulated environment. In terms of gaming, several medical games are introduced for the children with the main goal of training them building their academic performance. Our website has a list of latest games that kids will surely enjoy.

ACA: The Meaning of Success

January 15, 2014 by Brad Wright

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As I’ve argued elsewhere, ObamaCare has done little to restore public faith in the ability of government to solve social problems. Unless and until the administration begins to meet its own targets, the political fallout of the ACA will cast a long shadow over the 2014 elections … and beyond.[read more]

Syphilis Infections Increased by 11%, Solely Among Men, in 2012

January 15, 2014 by Susan Scutti

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The CDC has released its annual report, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012 (the most recent year for which data is available). This annual snapshot serves as an incomplete portrait of STDs in America, but it offers some necessary insights into STD diagnosis trends across the country.[read more]

Uncertainties Caused by the ACA in Physician Hiring Practices

January 14, 2014 by Richard Thwaites

physician hiring and the ACA

The Affordable Care Act brings with it major changes that have widespread impacts on health care in the United States. As the changes come into effect, uncertainties present themselves in the decisions hospitals and practices make in determining their hiring practices.[read more]

Unless You Are The Lead Dog on the Sled, The Scenery Never Changes

January 14, 2014 by Phil C. Solomon

Be the lead dog

How will healthcare providers address new challenges? They must become the “lead dog” of the sled, and boost their capabilities and creativity as they leverage their hospital information systems and other technology and services solutions to improve revenue cycle performance.[read more]

Why Keep Up With Health News

January 14, 2014 by Phil C. Solomon

For most people, news about health issues is not exactly the most popular item on their minds. They have celebrity scandals, Twitter feeds and viral videos to think about. However, looking into the most current health news is not just a wise thing to do but a necessary one. Otherwise, you might miss out on some incredibly important developments.

Some of the most significant news to come out over the last few years for example is the alarming rate at which the anti-vaccine movement has grown, leading to the return of some really nasty diseases such as polio. Those who are concerned primarily with health issues is not just the targeted traffic of health news. Everyone needs to become aware of what affects their health and when.

The Development of Technology and Its Advantages for Health Issues

Due to the continuous development of technology, several sectors were able to solve major issues. The most important sector that made huge progress is the field of science. Thanks to the development of latest gadgets, several questions that made us wonder were finally given answers or in the midst of getting answers.

Under the field of science, one of the most significant parts is about the human health. In the past, people can easily die due to flu or colds. However, with several discoveries and inventions of medical equipment, we are able to create vaccines and medicines that can cure diseases. Moreover, you won't need to go to your doctor or get checked by a nurse to know your heart rate or blood pressure. To know more about these gadgets, check out top 10 reviews electronics category in

LinkedIn Cheat Sheet: Leverage the Executive Side of Social Media

January 14, 2014 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

LinkedIn for social media marketing

LinkedIn is the social media town car of physician marketing. Among the SM “biggies,” LinkedIn tends to represent a gathering spot for executives, professionals and, in the healthcare arena, it’s well suited for doctors, hospital and practice administrators and communications executives.[read more]

Great Recession Triggers Increase in Searches for Stress-Related Illnesses

January 14, 2014 by Susan Scutti

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Who needs an expert opinion when there's Google? “Google queries indicate that the Great Recession coincided with substantial increases in health concerns, hinting at how population health specifically changed during that time,” write the authors of a recent study.[read more]

Health Care Social Media Review #44: Antagonism Edition

January 14, 2014 by David E Williams

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It’s pretty darn cold outside. Therefore, not a bad opportunity to stay inside and write about social media. A number of our posts this time around focus on doctor ratings sites. MD Whistleblower is emblematic of doctors who trash physician ratings sites without actually bothering to read what’s on them.[read more]


The Growing Impact of Social Media on Healthcare: What Are the Risks?

January 13, 2014 by Jihan Lee

social media and healthcare

It’s no secret that social media has transformed our lives significantly. Now, social media even plays a growing role in healthcare. About 20% of Americans already search for medical content on social media sites, according to a 2011 National Research Corporation survey.[read more]

Majority of Seniors Want Digital Tools to Manage Their Health

January 13, 2014 by Melody Wilding

Seniors and digital health management

According to a new survey by Accenture, 57% of seniors are seeking tools to manage their health care remotely, however, only one-third of health care providers offer such capability. These results bolster support for real-time, web-based health care management and monitoring systems.[read more]

Why Multi-Media Reporting is a Necessity in Today's Medical Imaging Industry

January 13, 2014 by Cristine Kao

Multimedia reporting in medical imaging

When we say “multi-media reporting,” we are talking about the inclusion of information beyond words and numbers—images and even videos that can better tell the full story of a patient’s medical imaging history. As stated before, reporting and data is now a necessity in the radiology world.[read more]

Medicare Advantage: The Coming Tsunami

January 13, 2014 by John Goodman

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You might expect people in a foxhole to discuss many things, but you don’t expect them to ignore the fact that bullets are flying overhead. Similarly, if you are going to write about Medicare and Medicare Advantage payment rates, it’s hard to understand why you neglect to mention the tsunami that is about to hit both programs.[read more]

20 Rules to Kick-Start Successful Email Marketing

January 13, 2014 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

email marketing in healthcare

Email marketing—a popular form of marketing directly to the customer/subscriber—has the appeal (and appearance) of being free. Well, it’s not free, but the cost is low, and when done correctly, the Return-on-Investment (ROI) can be remarkable. But it's not as simple as it looks.[read more]

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