Social media

By Jeff Rowe 04:28 pm September 03, 2013
The Mayo Clinic ranks No. 1 for Twitter, with more than half a million followers. Cleveland Clinic is third on YouTube, with nearly 3 million views. And the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas, ranks 30th on Flickr, with 115 Flickr photos.
Edith Ramirez
By Anthony Brino 11:22 am August 23, 2013
Edith Ramirez, the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission laid out the case for strong consumer protections regulating the private industry's use of big data, as the agency asks Congress for the power to level civil fines against businesses for weak consumer data security. Speaking at the Aspen Forum, Ramirez offered "A view from the...
By Zack McCartney 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Stage 2 of the government’s Meaningful Use Program requires that at least 5 percent of patients view, download, and transmit their health information and send a secure electronic message to their provider.
patient portals
By Zack McCartney 10:51 am August 02, 2013
Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use Program requires that at least 5 percent of patients view, download, and transmit their health information and send a secure electronic message to their provider. But this objective, lowered from 10 percent, still worries the healthcare community.
By Jeff Rowe 09:17 am July 23, 2013
While the 4th of July brought with it the annual array of picnics and fireworks, this year it also saw the kickoff of the 3rd consecutive #HIT100 competition. The brainchild of Michael Planchart, aka The EHR Guy, the list aims to recognize the top contributors to the HIT social media community.
Hospitals annoyed by bad search info
By Mike Miliard 10:59 am July 01, 2013
Many hospitals and health systems are increasingly frustrated with the inaccurate contact information that turns up in Google searches for their facilities. But they're even more annoyed with the unwieldy and often ineffective process required to correct it.
Lygeia Ricciardi
By Anthony Brino 10:02 am June 18, 2013
ONC has a real understanding of the importance of consumer engagement, the head of the ONC's Office of Consumer eHealth, says. When ONC was originally created and even when HITECH passed, there was a lot of emphasis on providers and hospitals. But it's only in more recent years that it's become more generally understood that patients and consumers...
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am June 15, 2013
Here's a question you might be surprised to hear that many healthcare providers often find themselves asking: "Why can't people look up my hospital's name?"
By Mike Miliard 11:08 am May 16, 2013
With recognition that "the path through accountable care is unknown," IDC Health Insights has launched a new Accountable Care Maturity Model, designed to help healthcare organizations gauge their own status and make strategic decisions for funding business and IT initiatives.
By Diana Manos 11:04 am May 15, 2013
A new report shows that healthcare communications professionals prefer YouTube over Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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