Twitter can be useful for sharing medical info

Posted: September 6, 2009 in Medical Informatics, Mobile, Technology
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“According to Phil Baumann, a health and social media blogger and former clinical nurse, medical professionals and patients can use Twitter for:

  • Biomedical device data capture and reporting
  • Diabetes management
  • Diagnostic brainstorming
  • Disaster alerts and response
  • Disease tracking and resource connection
  • Dissemination of infant care information
  • Drug safety alerts from FDA
  • Post-discharge consultations and follow-up
  • Shift-bidding for health workers
  • Smoking cessation support” – iHealthBeat.org
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Comments
  1. animalo says:

    Can we use Twitter for educational activities?

    • dhuwail says:

      Oh most certainly! I don’t see why not šŸ™‚ A while ago, as I was driving around K-City I was tuned to BBC radio and they were talking about this lady in Ghana who’s an English teacher who gave her students short homework assignments and asked them to send their answers to her as an SMS!! I thought that was cool. Now she can take it a step further and encourage fellow student to learn/teach each other using twitter since it can be public to the world. She can create a community šŸ™‚ I wish I had more details of the story, but if I come across it I’ll make sure to post something about it. Cheers!

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