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How Social Media is shaping health care response to typhoon ravaged communities

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During previous typhoons in the Philippines, particularly typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), social media made an impact and changed the way we handle disaster and rehabilitation. People searched for unaccounted relatives and friends from all communication channels,  including social media. Typhoon updates and relief efforts were posted on social media sites. Comments and issues affecting post typhoon…

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

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A surgeon blogger  raised an interesting question about social media and academe in his blog Skeptical Scalpel. [quote style=”boxed”]Should academia recognize social media achievements?[/quote] 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…

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Who owns Healthcare data on Social Media?

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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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