Disruptive innovations that will potentially change delivery of healthcare in the Philippines

Disruptive innovations that will potentially change delivery of healthcare in the Philippines

What is disruptive technology?

A disruptive technology is an innovation providing a product or service that is so compelling that everyone rapidly abandons their current way of doing things and flocks to what is new- Hank C. Lucas Jr (University of Maryland)

In an archipelagic country like the Philippines and with a healthcare delivery system lagging behind its neighbors, disruptive technologies offers us a new way of looking at problems.

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Should the medical community recognize the social media work of healthcare professionals?

Should the medical community recognize the social media work of healthcare professionals?

A surgeon blogger  raised an interesting question about social media and academe in his blog Skeptical Scalpel. The author compared his blog post‘s page views to the number of people who read his published scientific articles – peer-reviewed papers, case reports, review articles, book chapters, editorials, and letters to journal editors on a peer reviewed journal.  The 13,(…)

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Who owns Healthcare data on Social Media?

Who owns Healthcare data on Social Media?

Some patients wanted access over his or her clinic/ hospital records (EHR or paper based). Others, want total control over it. The rising trend of sharing healthcare data in social media fueled fears of healthcare data privacy breaches. In this age of smartphones and social media, who owns healthcare data?

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Crowdsourcing disease surveillance using social media: a tool to fight off disease outbreaks?

Crowdsourcing disease surveillance using social media: a tool to fight off disease outbreaks?

Crowdsourcing disease surveillance raises several questions about health data privacy and accuracy that many healthcare personnel are reluctant to actually use it even as an adjunct to validated, diagnostics based disease surveillance. Given that the Philippines don’t have that many diagnostics centers for disease outbreaks, can social media crowdsourcing be of help in disease surveillance?

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