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How social media can extend the care experience

While shared medical appointments offer patients with like conditions the ability to support and learn from one another in person, emerging social media platforms can offer similar benefits from a distance. What's more, medical practices that embrace this trend can achieve better patient engagement while delivering a strong marketing message, according to an article from  Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News.

Nurse's firing over Instagram photo spurs social media debate

This week  FierceHealthcare  covered a story that struck a nerve with readers, raising questions about social media use, HIPAA, the bias shown to doctors versus nurses and firing practices at hospitals.  In case you missed it, an  emergency room (ER) nurse in New York w as fired after posting a photo of an empty trauma room after clinicians saved the life of a man hit by a subway train.

3 reasons patient satisfaction is more important than ever

Patient satisfaction is an increasingly important topic in healthcare, and three factors are driving that increased prominence, according to an article in Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.

Nurse's firing highlights importance of social media discretion

The firing of a New York City nurse for her social media use has reaffirmed the hazards of healthcare workers bringing their work online, according to ABC News.

FDA's social media guidance: Better late than never

It's nice to see the FDA finally catch up with how consumers and patients are sharing information online, especially since medical device manufacturers, pharma companies and other healthcare professionals are are doing the exact same thing.

3 steps to professional success for hospital CEOs in a changing industry

As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based care, hospital CEOs are under more pressure and scrutiny than ever before to deliver effective and financially efficient care, all in the face of the highest CEO turnover of all time. Here are three ways  hospital and health system CEOs can ensure professional success in the volatile healthcare industry.

FDA issues social media guidance

Two new draft federal guidance documents published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration focus on regulation of medical products and electronic digital platforms and correcting information regarding such devices and prescription drugs via Internet communication platforms.

CFOs, technology play big role in patient engagement

As the healthcare industry shifts toward value-based metrics, patient engagement is a hot-button issue. Two recent articles examine the monetary side and technology aspect of patient engagement, and the important role they play in working with healthcare consumers to improve quality of care.

Traditional media reigns over social media for sharing health policy research

Health policy researchers still turn to traditional media over social media when sharing their findings, despite sites such as Twitter and Facebook boasting hundreds of millions of users.

Why healthcare providers must tap the Hispanic market

Hispanic Americans are a growing, largely untapped market for the healthcare industry, with 10 million eligible to gain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute.