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Are you a SCEPTIC? SoCial mEdia Precision & uTility In Conferences December 16, 2014

We analysed Twitter feeds at an emergency medicine scientific conference to determine the (1) accuracy of disseminated educational messages and the (2) use in providing rapid feedback to speakers. Most speakers were happy for key messages to be tweeted, and the majority of tweets (34/37) represented these accurately. It is important that speakers and conference organisers consider Twitter use and its potential benefits and disadvantages.

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Hospital social media use varies by hospital characteristics | Healthcare Dive December 3, 2014

Many US hospitals use social media, but the amount of activity on the various networks varies by each hospital’s characteristics, according to a new study appearing in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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Three Ways to Improve Clinical Trials through Crowdsourcing December 3, 2014

With less research funding available, we need to find new ways to make it easier and cheaper to do clinical trials. There may be ways to harness crowdsourcing, or collaboration of many people online, to help for little or no financial cost. Here are three possible ways to help:

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Social Media in Clinical Trials December 3, 2014

Social media has potential in clinical trials for pointing out trial issues, addressing barriers, educating, and engaging multiple groups involved in cancer clinical research. Social media is being used in clinical trials to highlight issues such as poor accrual and barriers; educate potential participants and physicians about clinical trial options; and is a potential indirect or direct method to improve accrual.

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Guest Post: World Diabetes Day 2014 on Twitter… sifting through the data | Diabetes Hands Foundation December 1, 2014

We collect the data and then build countless ways to slice it up so that we’re able to better understand the people involved and the conversations taking place. So when a day like “World Diabetes Day” rolls around, it’s an opportunity to dive in and explore.

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A report from #BlueJC: How should we manage antepartum haemorrhage of unknown origin? November 25, 2014

Paper discussed: Bhandari S, Raja EA, Shetty A, Bhattacharya S. Maternal and perinatal consequences of antepartum haemorrhage of unknown origin. BJOG 2014;121:44–52. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.13056

Location: Twitter and Facebook Start date of journal club: 26 February 2014

Number of participants: 16 Number of tweets: 71

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FDA Readies Social Media Rules For Big Pharma November 17, 2014

With the key guidance on the use of social media from the FDA widely expected to be finalized in soon, there is a real likelihood that the FDA will increasingly step up its monitoring program and impose sanctions on non-compliant firms.

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Use Social Media In The Fight Against Communicable Diseases November 17, 2014

If there were a way to use existing technology to help identify people potentially exposed to Ebola (or any communicable disease like SARS or the flu) would you be interested in being part of the conversation?

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Data for health – a program sponsored by RWJF November 5, 2014

My favorite insight of the day came from someone who, when discussing who should be part of the design process for health data systems, said that front desk workers are the ones who know the community best.

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Ebola and the viral spread of information by @dreamingspires November 5, 2014

One of our aims here at BiM is to facilitate and disseminate credible clinical science research. My own thoughts, after reading the Symplur posts again, are that perhaps social media has a larger role to play than we think. How can we in the clinical pain sciences use our social media opportunities most effectively?  How can we help stop the spread of misinformation and provide information that is credible and evidence-based where evidence exists?

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Use #HCSM to become a smarter #braininjury lawyer November 2, 2014

If you want to stand out from the crowd and become known as one of the top brain injury lawyers in the world, read on. If you want your firm to become the top influencer of brain injury related matters at a global level on Twitter, read on.

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Beyond the Buzz: The Beginners’ Guide to Healthcare Blogs (with @RonanTKavanagh @StorkBrian) October 28, 2014

In an earlier Beyond the Buzz column, I outlined 7 reasons that healthcare professionals should blog. If it inspired you to start your own blog but you aren’t sure where to begin, then today’s article is for you. I am going to show you the first steps to take to get your healthcare blog up and running.

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The Healthcare Hashtag Project – #Ebola October 21, 2014

Get Social Health had a conversation with Tom Lee, Co-Founder of Symplur about the reasons the Healthcare Hashtag Project was created. We also chatted about hashtag bombing, tracking specific healthcare conversations and the use of hashtags in conversations about Ebola.

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BBC’s Whatsapp Ebola alerts are more proof that tech can help save the world — it just can’t do it alone October 20, 2014

In an effort to help combat the spread of Ebola, the BBC has created a new service that sends “audio, text message alerts and images” in both French and English to subscribers in West Africa via WhatsApp, the messaging service Facebook acquired for $22 billion in September.

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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network October 20, 2014

By comparison, Twitter, although used regularly by only 13% of scientists in Nature’s survey, is much more interactive: half of the Twitterati said that they use it to follow discussions on research-related issues, and 40% said that it is a medium for “commenting on research that is relevant to my field”

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