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IT Management

Facebook admits plan to access patient data

2018 10 Apr

Facebook seems to be embroiled in yet another controversy. The social media giant has confirmed a news report about its negotiation with U.S. medical institutions to access patient data for a proposed research project, which Facebook now claims has been put on hold. The report, from CNBC, said Facebook planned to use “hashing" to match individuals... Read more

Health Management

Social media in healthcare: opportunities and challenges

2018 20 Feb

Opportunities and challenges Tips and pointers from FutureLearn trainer on optimal use of social media for crisis management, patient engagement and preventive healthcare. How important is it that healthcare engages in social media practice? What about social media is most challenging for healthcare organisations? In this era of information... Read more

IT Management

Locky Ramps Up Attack Methods via Facebook

2016 23 Nov

Locky, the deadly ransomware that has been wreaking havoc on healthcare networks has ramped up its methods of attack making decryption even tougher. A report in Healthcare IT News says there has been a drop in the frequency of ransomware attacks in recent months owing to a rise in decryption tools for ransomware strains like Crysis but Locky... Read more

IT Management

Social Media May Hold Clues to Health Information

2015 14 Oct

Many patients are willing to share and link their social media data with electronic medical record (EMR) data for research purposes, finds a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety . A databank that merges social media with EMR data may be able to provide insights about individuals’ health and health outcomes, according... Read more

IT Management

Mayo Clinic and Hootsuite: Staff Social Media Training

2015 06 Sep

Mayo Clinic has partnered with Hootsuite to expand the healthcare group's social media education programme. Through this partnership, the two organisations will offer online and in-person educational tools to help healthcare professionals throughout the world learn how to connect with patients via different social media platforms, such as Facebook,... Read more

IT Management

Use of Email and Facebook for Patient-Doctor Communication

2015 01 Jul

Despite recommendations from some hospitals and professional organisations to limit email contact with patients and avoid friending them on the social media, research suggests that many patients continue to use online communication tools including email and Facebook to engage with their physicians. The study is published in the Journal of General... Read more