For long years, I’ve been working on closing the gap between digital technologies and everyday healthcare globally through innovative services, blogs, books, guides and courses. Now I do that as a medical futurist.
When I realized I was included in the list of the 25 most creative Hungarians, it was a huge pleasure and honor. First, because I’m in the same list as the Prezi.com founders. Second, because I’m the only one in the list from biomedical sciences. And third, Hungary has a reputation of producing creative innovators and it feels amazing at least being mentioned with them on the same page.
I hope this inclusion will serve as an example that in the era of digital technologies, creativity is a must-need feature in medicine and healthcare as well.
TIME magazine released the list of the 100 most influential people in the world and there are only two medical nominees. Is medicine really that insignificant compared to music or sports?
Jessica Merritt has recently come up with a huge list of quality blogs dedicated to genetics. Check it out at US PharmD. I’m honored to be included in the list.
If you’re looking for another great genetics blogs, follow the members of the DNA Network.
Image credit: Ricardo Vidal, My Biotech Life
There are too many interesting news and posts focusing on the potential benefits of Twitter in healthcare so I thought I would share these with you in a compilation.
Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Health Services
Twitter users now carry on conversations (called “tweets”) with each other, share information learned at conferences and CME events, and query peers about professional concerns. Physician bloggers Ves Dimov, M.D., of Clinical Cases and Images (http://clinicalcases.blogspot.com/) and Kevin Pho, M.D., of Kevin, M.D. (www.kevinmd.com) use Twitter to communicate information rapidly without writing a traditional blog post. Others use Twitter to rapidly share information gathered at conferences that colleagues are unable to attend.
To sum it up, Twitter is extremely useful these days and it will be even more popular in the future. When we are talking about online reputation, we will not refer to blogs, but Twitter accounts. Join the discussions there.
Update: As Bob Coffield pointed out on Twitter, it wasn’t the first live surgery “broadcasted” via Twitter.
A few days ago, I was happy to discover Jay Parkinson, the co-founder of Hello Health, on Twitter and I thought I should help Twitter users who are new to Twitter but would like to join all those interesting health discussions.
1. Find a reason to use Twitter
2. Check what you have to know about Twitter
3. Find valuable people to follow:
4. Make sure the people you follow are really valubale twitterers
5. Track your charts and work on to become a must-follow twitterer
6. Don’t miss a post at Twitip.com
7. Filter discussions by following numerous users but reading only the best discussions
8. Come up with ideas about how to implement Twitter into everyday’s healthcare or health management
9. Share your tips with us!