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Figure1 - Tinder Meets Instagram, Almost

Figure1 – Tinder Meets Instagram, Almost

The smartphone has quickly become the ideal tool for physicians. It enables companies’ long-touted tagline: At the point of care. But hardly ever has a medical app made such a close interpretation of that slogan. Meet Figure1. We gave it a try to see whether it was true. Figure1 is in its very essence a very...
An Entrepreneur On The Inside: How A Seattle Doctor Is Redefining Patient-Clinician Communication

An Entrepreneur On The Inside: How A Seattle Doctor Is Redefining Patient-Clinician Communication

A sheet of paper reading “Digital Health” covers Suite 250‘s original office sign at the  Springbrook building of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Inside are two offices and a cubicle for three full-time staff comprising the Digital Health Department. Pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP, and author of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Seattle Mama Doc Blog, accepted...
The LinkedIn Doctor: A Toe Dip Into Social Media

The LinkedIn Doctor: A Toe Dip Into Social Media

In 2011, MedCrunch interviewed Dr. Kevin Pho about his activity and expertise around social media in health care. Since, tools have evolved. Google+ boasts live Hangouts, YouTube gives media-rich content, and LinkedIn has emerged as an invaluable platform for education, professional network expansion, and influence. I reached out to Dr. Pho again to discuss the...
Social Media in Medicine: The Doctor’s Duty

Social Media in Medicine: The Doctor’s Duty

Digital health care is about using technology to shift, massage, lubricate and tweak the rusty ol’ health care system. As the world populations grow older, worry and anxiety over how to support aging has turned to innovation and action; technology is quickly becoming the answer to outpatient care, to invaluable insights into healthier living, prevention,...
Social Media: its Antics, its Power, and its Expanding Necessity in Health Care

Social Media: its Antics, its Power, and its Expanding Necessity in Health Care

“Social media is power to connect and be heard.” – Dr. Kevin Pho Social media is something we all love to hate. It’s annoyingly addictive and a time drain. We put content into the ether, we check over and over again on the performance of that said content, and we become giggly when that image,...
What We Learned from Studying 16 Million Cancer Conversations per Year

What We Learned from Studying 16 Million Cancer Conversations per Year

Last week, the W2O Group published a large-scale study of online conversations about cancer. This study, for the first time, featured public conversations on blogs, Facebook, twitter, YouTube, user forums and mainstream news side-by-side with conversations held by and amongst known and validated physicians.

Should You Friend Your Patient On Facebook?

Should You Friend Your Patient On Facebook?

In the age of Social Media, the relationships between physicians and patients are changing. While there are no guidelines or laws on how to communicate with your patients online, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) have recently come up with a framework.

The Future Of Healthcare Design Is Already Here

The Future Of Healthcare Design Is Already Here

Read how design can change healthcare for the better and that futuristic implementations are already here!
Europe's First Award For A Social Campaign in Healthcare

Europe’s First Award For A Social Campaign in Healthcare

Public Health is definitely not known for cutting edge communication. It’s about time to prove the world otherwise, thus Europe's largest social network for medical professionals, DocCheck, has put together an award to change this.
We See What's Possible

We See What’s Possible

Franz and I recently had a short phone call and then Franz said something that struck me: “We see what’s possible”. As we are doing a lot of times we were discussing what the “digital physician” is and consequently what the “digital patient” is. For both parties, the internet still remains rather unknown terrain. Go...
The Jenny McCarthy Body Count

The Jenny McCarthy Body Count

Once in a while you discover small little gems on the web that are not existant only because of making money with them but with more sophisticated aims. One of them is called The Jenny McCarthy Body Count (by Derek Bartholomeus) and although some you might know this site already I didn’t. If you are...
MedCrunch to cover Health 2.0 Spring Fling at Boston

MedCrunch to cover Health 2.0 Spring Fling at Boston

MedCrunch has been an official media partner of the Health 2.0 Europe conference for some time now. But now, starting next monday MedCrunch will also be covering the Health 2.0 Spring Fling at Boston. This conference will be held at the Boston Marriott – Copley Place on May 14-15, so if you like to stay on...