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“Like” This! Facebook Creates Instant Spike in Organ Donation Registration

When I was a kid I was fascinated with a family friend’s profession as an organ donation coordinator.  Eileen, a nurse, was challenged with talking to families who may have lost a loved one, explaining the benefits of organ donation, … Continue reading

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Patients want social media!

For the past few weeks I have been following medGadget on Facebook.  MedGadet is a weblog a group of MDs and biomedical engineers.  They post interesting technologies and every once in a while they turn me on to something directly … Continue reading

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How hospitals are using iPads to improve the patient experience

Check out this impressive new app that the Mayo Clinic is using to help heart surgery patients.  The app is specially designed for patients so that they can access their plan of care before and after surgery.  When you undergo … Continue reading

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Just a teaser…

Stay tuned for a review of a new MEDSEEK and Microsoft partnership related to engaging patients in hospital changes due to healthcare reform.  The companies shared a press release yesterday–you can read it here: Do Your Patients Play a Role in … Continue reading

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New Gadget Helps Manage Disease

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes.  I have experienced Type 2 diabetes in my own family and understand the challenges it can present.  In addition to potentially causing serious medical conditions … Continue reading

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