How Social Media Can Invigorate Medical Conferences (and Specialties)

From the very outset of the American College of Cardiology meeting, the hashtag #ACC16 began trending. Analytics from #ACC16 demonstrated that by the … [Read more...]

When Surgeons Learn from YouTube

A study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery this month reports that 64 percent of plastic surgeons describe having used online videos to learn new … [Read more...]

How Good Messaging Can Foster Kindness and Trust in Healthcare

“The best healthcare must involve kindness and instill trust,” reads the title of a recent Huffington Post UK article written by David Haslam, Chair … [Read more...]

Dr. Google Is Our Ally

“Please do not confuse your Google search with my medical degree.” The quote’s been making the rounds online lately. The funny thing is that this is … [Read more...]

We Need More Time with Patients, Less with Computers

I was dining at a friend’s house recently after a long day in the hospital. He has just bought a beautiful new home with his rapidly expanding family, … [Read more...]

Patients Front and Center at CES 2016

Much of CES revolves around the broad supply side of the equation – for health, that means digital health tools, wearables, remote health monitors, … [Read more...]

How Technology Helps, and Hurts, Healthcare

Robert was the picture of health. He had run eight marathons and finished countless 5K and 10K races. He tracked everything from sleep to food intake, … [Read more...]

Health 2.0 and Consumer-Facing Digital Wellness

Earlier this week, hundreds of digital health innovators, thought-leaders, and enthusiasts convened in Silicon Valley for Health 2.0’s ninth fall … [Read more...]

Social Media and Medicine: Training Digital Doctors

When it comes to physicians and social media, the past few years have been occupied with how we can make the transition to public life across these … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Advocate for Effective Medical Records Exchange

As healthcare professionals, we’ve all experienced the challenges of accessing patient medical information. The first time I encountered this issue … [Read more...]