Microsoft Research Diagnosing Health via Social Media Streams

Thoughts on Microsoft providing healthcare insights via social media?

Microsoft Research Diagnosing Health via Social Media Streams

Does your employer allows access to social networks? Maybe they should.

Not only has Evolv determined that hourly employees who use social networks are more productive in general, but it seems the more social networks you use, the more productive you are.

Hourly employees who regularly used up to four social networks — such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn — made more sales or handled customer service calls faster than those who weren’t on any social networks.

via mashable.com

Does your employer allows access to social networks? Maybe they should.

Great Use of Social Media in Healthcare to Educate Patients

To be honest, when I first read this headline of the attached article I was skeptical on how a healthcare system would use Vine effectively.  After reading and finding that these short videos are used to educated patients on specific procedures is a genius move.  As more people move toward the direction of taking control of their health the more healthcare systems can do be transparent is needed.

Great Use of Social Media in Healthcare to Educate Patients

Cleveland Clinic Provides Updates from their “State of the Clinic” via Twitter

This morning Cleveland Clinic held their “State of the Clinic” in which they used Twitter to provide quotes from their CEO Dr Cosgrove.  This is the first time that I have seen a healthcare system provide this kind of insight via Social Media.  These tweets are worth reading as they provide insight into one of the nation’s leading medical systems.

“@ClevelandClinic: Dr. Toby Cosgrove opens #StateoftheClinic calling this moment in healthcare “a time of hope and fear” in an “age of exploding knowledge."” 

“@ClevelandClinic: Mission remains: "Striving to be the world’s leader in patient experience, clinical outcomes, research and education. #StateoftheClinic” 

“@ClevelandClinic: Dr. Cosgrove says @ClevelandClinic will seek to extend its integrated care model & leverage clinical care, IP, consulting #StateoftheClinic” 

“@ClevelandClinic: To achieve value-based care, must do things better, faster & at lower cost, Dr. Cosgrove says #StateoftheClinic” 

“@ClevelandClinic: Highlighting cost savings, last year @ClevelandClinic eliminated 12,000 lab tests, saving $1.2 million #StateoftheClinic” 

“@ClevelandClinic: "We must accelerate the rate of change,” Dr. Cosgrove tells staff in closing #StateoftheClinic “This is our time."”