Social media

By Kimberly Danebrock 10:18 am June 01, 2015
When social media is left unmonitored, medical offices face the very real risk of violating federal privacy laws by breaching patient confidentiality, which in addition to substantial fines, can permanently damage one’s professional reputation.
By Christina Thielst 01:24 pm May 18, 2015
Christina Thielst blogs about the power of social media and usefulness for health surveillance and predicting outcomes.
By Chad Johnson 01:33 pm May 06, 2015
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post comprises the second half of the transcript.
By Carrick Carpenter 11:38 am April 08, 2015
When most businesses consider adding cloud provisioning to their IT strategy, they are often seeking more agility, flexibility and simplicity. And those are good reasons to use the cloud. But in healthcare, there is another, more compelling reason to add the cloud to your strategy.
By Christina Thielst 08:48 am November 07, 2014
Have you ever wondered which hospitals were the most social media friendly or how your organization compares with others? Or, have you wanted to benchmark your hospital against peers, but didn't know where to find the data?
By John Halamka 08:35 am September 22, 2014
John Halamka, MD, shares his thoughts about Apple's latest release, the iPhone 6.
By Baskar Mohan 10:51 am September 15, 2014
Many of you know the story about e-Patient Dave, who started the movement called "Give me my damn data." But the real question is, how many organizations are actually doing it?
By Andrew Underhill 07:47 am September 08, 2014
When looking for ways to bolster patient engagement, healthcare providers may benefit from the work payers have done so far. Following are five lessons learned providers can use from payers to get patients involved.
By John Halamka 08:24 am August 01, 2014
Recently, John Halamka, MD, has given many lectures about SMAC -- social media, mobile, analytics and cloud computing. He finds that the most popular analytics topics are business intelligence, big data, and novel data visualizations.
By David Wiggin 07:08 am July 31, 2014
Successful 21st century healthcare organizations do not thrive based on the intuition of a few brilliant leaders; rather, they become modern data-driven businesses. But before signing off on a big data analytics project, consider these tips for making it even more successful.

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