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Dr. McKinley Glover IV, MD, MHS, of Massachusetts General Hospital gives his opinions on using social media to gage patient experiences.


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Social media has become an every day aspect to our lives, but now it may improve our health as well. How has Dr. Bechara Choucair's new app help kick start the health care and social media relationship?


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Suffering. The very word made doctors uncomfortable. Medical journals avoided it, instructing authors to say that patients “ ‘have’ a disease or complications or side effects rather than ‘suffer’ or ‘suffer from’ them,” said Dr. Thomas H. Lee, the chief medical officer of Press Ganey, a company that surveys hospital patients.


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Healthcare Informatic's Gabriel Perna gives the rundown on Gnanagurudasan Prakasam, M.D. a pediatric endocrinologist with a new approach to treating pediatric diabetes.


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The Wall Street Journal's Laura Landro gives her insights on Passport programs. More hospitals with passports programs are helping patients communicate with doctors and overcome the feeling of being powerless.


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Fierce Mobile Healthcare's Judy Mottl discuses the inadequate investments in mobile computing and communications by hospitals. A study revealed that inefficient communications in critical clinical workflow costs the average U.S.-based hospital $1.75 million each year.


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For generations, commentators have worried about the impact of technology on people’s stress.Inevitably, the critics have shifted their focus onto digital technology. There has been considerable commentary about whether internet use in general and social media use in particular are related to higher levels of stress. Such analysts often suggest that it is the heaviest users of these technologies that are most at risk.


Moving Mobile Health Past The Hype

Posted: Feb 04, 2015
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"It’s not just the existence of mobile computers we call smart phones that has changed our lives in profound ways, but the content delivered by them. It’s also why the “mobile health” or “wearable technology” movement is dramatically over-hyped."


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Erin McCann, Managing Editor at Healthcare IT News, writes on a new study on the digital prowess of modern doctors. More and more patients want their docs to go digital. But, as the new report highlights, many docs are still dragging their feet with technology big time.


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The findings of HIMSS Analytics' recent 2014 Patient Portal Study, published this past October, offer some interesting insights into provider organizations' appetite for – and strategies toward – patient engagement.


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