Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that a social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors 21-fold in a single day, they announced this week. To that end, the researchers suggested that social media could be a tool in addressing America's current stubborn organ shortage.
Urban pediatric clinics could better communicate with hard-to-reach populations through use of digital technologies, including email and smartphones, according to a study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
In a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research , researchers who set out to determine the impact personal Internet use has on acute clinical settings discovered that Facebook took up a substantial amount of staff time in an observation period.
Facebook interests could help predict and track obesity, according to a study by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston, in which geotagged Facebook user data was compared with data from national surveys.
In the wake of two explosions that rocked downtown Boston at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, technology and social media played a critical role in the coordination of care efforts.
Tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google are joining forces with a British charity to produce a mobile-based video game designed to accelerate research into cancer-fighting drugs, according to a...
If you "like" a hospital on Facebook, does that mean you're a satisfied patient? A study from the American Journal of Medical Quality set out to assess whether Facebook "likes" were associated with hospital quality and patient satisfaction.
When the recent Nemo blizzard hit the East Coast, Lifespan turned the bad weather into a social media success, according to Nancy Cawley Jean, senior media relations officer for the Rhode Island health system.
The simultaneous maturation of patient-centered healthcare, social media and the Internet has created what researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School are calling a "perfect storm" in healthcare with regard to how patients and organizations connect.
If you ultimately decide that dismissing the patient is the best path for both of you, be sure to provide adequate notice and referral to another doctor to avoid running afoul of patient-abandonment laws.