Tag Archives: Social Media

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

What Merck Is Talkin’ About

Health care is slow to change. But the word “slow” is relative and means something different to each person depending on where he or she sits within the health care system. From the investors’ perspective, health information technology moves at … Continue reading

Axial Exchange Introduces the Patient Engagement Index

Axial Exchange today debuted its Patient Engagement Index, a ranking of Florida hospitals based on their success at engaging their patient population. Florida’s index was completed first because the state’s demographics frame a bellwether for the rest of the nation, … Continue reading

Analysis of Millions of Tweets Used to Derive Physician Opinion on Health Issues

Kaiser Permanente held an event today in Washington, D.C. to discuss the alignment, and in many cases the nonalignment, of the kinds of health care-related information that different groups are posting to the web. At the event, American Voices  ― … Continue reading

News & Updates

In a new report “Identifying Personal Genomes by Surname Inference” published in the journal Science, researchers described how online genetic data can be used to identify individuals. While it’s been well-known that this could possibly be done, this report describes … Continue reading

Why the Homeless Are on Facebook

Earlier this year Health IT blogger Nate Osit wrote a post, Health 2.0: Who’s Not at the Table? He brainstormed ways to get underserved populations ― which he listed as communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrant communities and marginally housed communities … Continue reading

Solving Our Health Care Crisis: Does the Answer Lie in Social Media and the Internet?

Health care costs alone account for $2 trillion of our country’s annual spending and are projected to continue to grow at an annual rate of 5.8 percent. With the U.S. national deficit at an all-time high of $1.6 trillion, it’s … Continue reading

A Week in the Life of Social Health

Consumer interactions with organizations via Facebook and Twitter This “week in the life” analysis of health care social media comes from a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute (HRI) report released today. Looking at one week’s stats from February 2012, HRI researchers … Continue reading

News & Updates

The PositiveID Corporation announced that its FDA-cleared iglucose system has been certified by AT&T as being reliable across its nationwide wireless network. The iglucose system connects to glucometers, transmitting blood glucose readings to the cloud. MediSwipe, provider of merchant payment … Continue reading

News & Updates

Kaiser Permanente has released a new mobile app for Android devices with an iOS version to be released in coming months. 9 million Kaiser patients will have 24/7 access to lab results, diagnostic information, direct and secure email access to … Continue reading

News & Updates

Stamford Hospital launches a new blood pressure remote monitoring program for employees. The program uses home-based blood pressure readings to provide feedback and cash incentives for self-monitoring of blood pressure. The system syncs with Microsoft HealthVault PHR and offers individually … Continue reading

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