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A tag cloud (a typical Web 2.0 phenomenon in itself) presenting Web 2.0 themes. An interactive version is available here . The term Web 2.0 was coined in 1999 to describe web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites.
There are so many social networking sites available - which ones should you join? In addition to the general sites for all professionals, such as LinkedIn, there are many social networks online that are specifically designed for healthcare workers. Some websites are more broad, targeting anyone in the healthcare industry, while some social networks consist of one type of healthcare professional, such as doctors, nurses, or any other type of medical professional. This list explores a few sites, to help you decide which ones meet your networking needs, depending upon what type of healthcare professional you are.
Since our founding, the ICN has always believed that our job was to bring the patient and the professional together.
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Phillip Quintana, MD grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed his residency in family medicine at the Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency in Pueblo where he served as chief resident.
Reducing hospital readmissions from nursing centers starts with analyzing the continuum of care—from the hospital setting to the nursing facility transfer, through any events and decisions that may lead to readmission. Health care associations, policy institutes, and think tanks have already taken the initiative and are creating tools to help hospitals and nursing homes reduce rehospitalizations. A program called Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) II, created at the Georgia Medical Care Foundation under a special study contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, offers a comprehensive array of communication tools and checklists for nursing home staff members. The INTERACT II tools include questionnaires and guidelines to help staff members make informed decisions at every step of the care continuum and help staff:
“The federal government is banking that the billions of dollars allocated for health IT in the 2009 federal economic stimulus package will lead to widespread electronic health record adoption. But some stakeholders think it might be more of a gamble than a sure thing, noting that for many small physician practices, the Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments — and later penalties — might not be enough to overcome the barriers to EHR adoption.” <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The cardiovascular continuum links various risk factors, like hypertension and high cholesterol levels, with different types of heart disease that become progressively more severe throughout a person's life.
The rapid increase in the processing power of computers in the past few decades has enabled the emergence of in silico experimentation across many domains, where research is conducted via computer simulations with models closely reflecting the real world.
Today, I’m reporting some official, final statements that we received today (and that many others are likely receiving right now) from Facebook about changes to commenting policies. This is in advance of any formal announcement. I’d expect the formal announcement soon, but my information comes directly from our Facebook reps for some key clients. This information is different than what some other sources have reported recently.
There s a broad movement to use social media tools to find patients for clinical trials - Health Data Management Magazine ArticleRecruitment of patients to fill clinical trials is a time consuming and project-limiting task required for the completion of a medical study. With advances in information technology being made across all areas of health care-from business practices in the C-suite to patient safety at the bed side, it would be logical to apply similar advances to the clinical trial process. Patient social health networks have grown in number over the last few years, and as a result, the amount of data collected about disease has been augmented in tandem.
By Laurie Gelb
Computerworld - When Matt Goldstein entered medical school at Stanford, his instructors warned him about keeping Facebook or Twitter pages, saying that social media activity could lead to violations of HIPAA patient privacy rules.
By John Halamka, MD
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