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If Anti-Vaccine Parents Rode The Magic School Bus

July 30, 2015 by Christina Thielst

As a mom, I watched The Magic School Bus cartoons with my children because they were engaging and there was a bit of scientific learning.  This video has to be my all time favorite (even if it might not be an official MSB video) because it addresses the anti-vaccine movement in a humorous way. So, parents, hop aboard for a ride...[read more]

Patient Engagement with Facebook

July 30, 2015 by Janet Kennedy

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Dr. Justin Smith is a pediatrician active in social media and chose Facebook as his primary platform for patient engagement and education. Hear how he manages his page on the Get Social Health podcast.[read more]

Thrive 4-7: Teaching Wellness Skills

July 23, 2015 by Janet Kennedy

Do companies and corporations finally get the importance of wellness programs for their employees? Connie Mester is betting her startup on the idea that they are. She has taken 16 years of experience in healthcare and health insurance to found a company focused on helping individuals learn how to achieve emotional wellness.[read more]

Internet Marketing and Healthcare’s Digital Decision Makers

July 22, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

The profound influence of the Internet in American society is drawing healthcare marketing away from traditional communications channels. Online search and social media are the starting points for most patient health journeys, and they are major influences in the selection of doctors and hospitals.[read more]

3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

July 21, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

Healthcare trends from specialty pharmacy to accreditation have been gaining traction this year in the healthcare world. We have been keeping an eye on three additional healthcare trends that we expect to hugely impact the healthcare industry through the end of the year and continuing on to 2016. From ICD-10 to telehealth, let's explore these important trends and what they mean for healthcare![read more]

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Do Wearable Health Devices Actually Lead to Better Health?

July 16, 2015 by Rick Deglado

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Wearable health devices are looked at as the next big frontier in technology, where many of the new and most intriguing advances are expected to take place over the coming years. While some wearables might not be taking off like some thought they would, wearable health devices are a different matter.[read more]

Glass Half-Empty? Not for MS Blogger Matt Cavallo [Podcast]

July 15, 2015 by Janet Kennedy

Matt Cavallo took it hard when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis... then he got on with living his life to the fullest. He shares his story with Janet Kennedy on the Get Social Health podcast.[read more]

Marketing Shared Appointments: Paradigm Shift in Healthcare [Podcast]

July 14, 2015 by Lonnie Hirsch

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Healthcare delivery in the United States is experiencing a significant paradigm shift to find innovative ways to care for patients. Are shared appointments part of the new way of doing medicine? The benefits to patients and doctors are discussed in this podcast.[read more]

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5 Tips for Managing Technology in Healthcare

July 13, 2015 by Jessica Oaks
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Technology in healthcare, or the digitization of healthcare, is a reality and one that is arguably streamlining things like patient intake, record sharing, patient tracking and treatment.[read more]

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Social Media Is Bad for Relationships

July 10, 2015 by Paul Tunnah
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Social media is a way of extending a virtual handshake to the entire world and finding out who extends a hand back. It’s a way of sharing your ideas and passions on a very broad scale and finding out who agrees or disagrees with your views. It’s a way of getting to know people with very diverse views on different issues and engaging in dialogue with them around these areas. In other words, it’s at the very top of the ‘funnel’ of building relationships, especially when it comes to healthcare.[read more]

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Beyond the Buzz: 12 Ways To Search For Health-Related Content On Twitter

July 10, 2015 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Most people search on Twitter using the simple native search facility, but you can do so much more with Twitter's advanced search capabilities. In today’s article, I will show you twelve ways you can use this powerful search engine to search for health-related content on Twitter.[read more]

Using Social Media to Promote Your Healthcare Events

July 9, 2015 by Michael Sherman
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Every medical facility has events. Whether it’s a maternity preparation class, a wellness fair or a blood drive, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are always looking for ways to get the public involved. While each one of these events is great and can be very insightful, none of that matters if people fail to show up.[read more]