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ABSTRACT: Harnessing social media for health promotion and behavior change

Rapid and innovative advances in participative Internet communications, referred to as "social media," offer opportunities for modifying health behavior. Social media let users choose to be either anonymous or identified. People of all demographics are adopting these technologies whether on their computers or through mobile devices, and they are increasingly

MANUSCRIPT: Quantifying short-term dynamics of Parkinson’s disease using self-reported symptom data from an Internet social network.

BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is an incurable neurological disease with approximately 0.3% prevalence. The hallmark symptom is gradual movement deterioration. Current scientific consensus about disease progression holds that symptoms will worsen smoothly over time unless treated. Accurate information about symptom dynamics is of critical importance to patients, caregivers, and the scientific

MANUSCRIPT: Correlates of health-related social media use among adults

BACKGROUND: Sixty percent of Internet users report using the Internet to look for health information. Social media sites are emerging as a potential source for online health information. However, little is known about how people use social media for such purposes. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to establish the

ABSTRACT: The Rapidly Increasing Usefulness of Social Media in Urogynecology

OBJECTIVE: We assessed the availability and quality of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse information in social medias and the growth of such information in the past 13 months. METHODS: We focused on the most popular social medias (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) to evaluate the key words "urogynecology," "pelvic organ prolapse," "stress incontinence,"

ABSTRACT: Health Care Social Media: Engagement and Health Care in the Digital Era

Health care as an industry continues in reluctant participation with consumers through social networks. Factors behind health cares laggard position range from providers concerns about patient privacy and lack of personal psychic bandwidth to organizational anxiety about employee time management and liability for online behavior. Despite these concerns, our patients

ABSTRACT: Collaborative networks for both improvement and research.

Moving significant therapeutic discoveries beyond early biomedical translation or T1 science and into practice involves: (1) T2 science, identifying "the right treatment for the right patient in the right way at the right time" (eg, patient-centered outcomes research) and tools to implement this knowledge (eg, guidelines, registries); and (2) T3

ABSTRACT: Pediatric collaborative improvement networks: background and overview.

Multiple gaps exist in health care quality and outcomes for children, who receive <50% of recommended care. The American Board of Pediatrics has worked to develop an improvement network model for pediatric subspecialties as the optimal means to improve child health outcomes and to allow subspecialists to meet the performance

ABSTRACT: A social network of hospital acquired infection built from electronic medical record data

Abstract Objective Social networks have been used in the study of outbreaks of infectious diseases, including in small group settings such as individual hospitals. Collecting the data needed to create such networks, however, can be time consuming, costly, and error prone. We sought to create a social network of hospital inpatients

ABSTRACT: Imaging informatics for consumer health: towards a radiology patient portal

Objective With the increased routine use of advanced imaging in clinical diagnosis and treatment, it has become imperative to provide patients with a means to view and understand their imaging studies. We illustrate the feasibility of a patient portal that automatically structures and integrates radiology reports with corresponding imaging studies

ABSTRACT: Goal Instructions, Response Format, and Idea Generation in Groups

This study examined the separate and joint impact of two standard, but seemingly conflicting brainstorming rules on idea generation in interacting and nominal groups: the free-wheeeling rule, which calls for the production of dissimilar ideas, and the build-on rule, which encourages idea combination and improvement. We also tested whether the