While the potential benefits of social media in healthcare are vast, so too are the consequences for physicians or organizations whose representatives don't post carefully, according to a po st on OncLive.
Many nurse practitioners and physician assistants believe social media use has helped their careers, according to a new survey by The Clinical Advisor.
Nigeria leaders are crediting mHealth and social media technology for playing a big role in containing and eradicating the Ebola virus from the country.
There are many emerging themes and movements driving healthcare innovation and evolution, which is comparable to the Age of Enlightenment with its new discoveries and ways of solving problems, Forbes contributor Dave Chase wrote in his most recent column.
Research exploring how social media can be used to advance prevention and treatment of substance abuse has received a boost from the National Institutes of Health.
Following in the footsteps of tech companies like Apple and Google, Facebook has also set its sights on healthcare.
Lansdale (Pennsylvania) Hospital, part of the Abington Health system, has fired an emergency room technician who posted pictures of patient X-rays and two severed fingers and described different patients in her Twitter account, according to insurancenews.net via the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Social media can provide a wealth of information relevant to healthcare fraud investigations. To learn how insurers can access and leverage this information, FierceHealthPayer: AntiFraud spoke to attorney John R. Steffy, a senior investigator in Wellpoint's northeast special investigations unit. Turns out there's much more to it than finding photos of a person who is collecting disability payments crossing a marathon finish line.
Chief compliance officers can help heavily regulated hospitals manage risk and regulatory landscape in an ever-changing healthcare industry, according to new PwC findings.
Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference when it comes to acute care hospitals, author Susan Neisloss wrote in a recent Hospitals & Health Networks article. To preserve your hospital's reputation, she suggested three elements to a crisis management plan.