Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Consumer Health Online ... Not One Size Fits All

PF Anderson...again a useful presentation for people who want health answers

Skype

Lean to use Skype

iGoogle

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mobile health needs

A new national study released today by CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive®, finds that almost 78% expressed interest in mobile health solutions and more than 15% said they were extremely/very interested in learning more about it.

Interest in mHealth service options was so strong that nearly 19% of people surveyed said they would upgrade their existing wireless plan to participate and 11% said they would even consider switching wireless providers to receive mobile healthcare services.

This in-depth study uses research from an online survey of U.S. adults and an online survey of physicians to gauge their interest in mHealth service options. After being introduced to an overview of mobile healthcare services, such as wireless remote monitoring, 40% believe it would supplement the medical care they receive from their doctor now and almost one-quarter (23%) believe mobile health services might replace doctor visits altogether.

Source: CTIA Media Press October 8th 2009

The rise of the e-patient

Friday, October 9, 2009

Trusting your health care provider

Factors influencing built trust of the consumer in their personal health provider

Third party recommendations
Trustor’s ability to choose
Vulnerability of the trustor
Frequency, duration and quality of communication
Commitment of the trustee
Likeness (gender, age, culture/ethnicity, appearance)
Competence and relevant past experience of the trustee
Length of the relationship
Consistency over time
Temporal aspects
Knowledge received
Transparency/openness
Shared goals
Reciprocity
Being listened to by the trustee
Honesty
Empathy
Accountability of the trustee
Past experiences of the trustor

Patient participation and self responsibility

Empowered patients are engaged in their care, actively collaborating with their physicians, sharing responsibility for their care.

The providers (doctors, nurses, etc) are still the providers, but the patients share in both the knowledge and the responsibility for how it all turns out.
e-patient Dave

SL Birthing Unit Progress

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mobile Technology use is accelerating

Mobiles are already in use as tools for education on many campuses. New interfaces, the ability to connect to wifi and GPS in addition to a variety of cellular networks, and the availability of third-party applications have created a device with nearly infinite possibilities for education, networking, and personal productivity on the go; almost every student carries a mobile device, making it a natural choice for content delivery and even field work and data capture.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Web 1.0 Web 2.0 and Semantic Web search

Web 1.0/2.0 data search
indexed by machines & pulled by humans
Web 2.0 search
contributed by humans, indexed by machines and then pushed to humans.
Semantic Web data
learned by machines and pushed to humans.
Mark Hawker - 7th July, 2009 on Twitter

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How to embed a YouTube video into your SlideShare presentation

Upload your slide show to SlideShare
Click “Edit”
Select “Insert YouTube videos”
Past the YouTube URL into the field/box as instructed
Select where you want the video to appear in your presentation
Click “Insert and publish”

That’s all!!

Web 2.0 tools ideas

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Posting to Blogger via email

You can now post directly to Blogger via email.  Set up your account from the dashboard.

How to use Blogger Mobile

Make a tab in iGoogle that holds your topics of interest

1. Log onto your Google account
2. Click iGoogle to open.
3. Create your own home page if you have not already done this.
4. Click “add stuff” to search for existing iGoogle gadgets
5. Look for RSS feeds and click “add feed or gadget” left column of page
6. Search Twitter and add Twitter feeds.
7. iGoogle has tools for building quick gadgets eg for YouTube (short playlist of YouTube videos for example)
8. Look for a theme. You could search free stock images.
9. Select “share” in the drop down list.
10. Send an email to yourself with the link. Click on it within the email and copy the html code for the address.
11. Distribute the link for others to add this page to their iGoogle reader.
12. When they receive the email they will click on the link to add this tab to their iGoogle page
Source @pfanderson

Friday, April 24, 2009

Twitter apps for conferences

Trends

Tweetchat
Go to your #conference room.

Daymix
Daymix shows the latest information on any topic. Description, talk, news, blogs, photos, videos, related sections, everything all in one place.

WhatTheTrend
Find out what's trending on Twitter and why

Why Twitter for Healthcare?

Where do you stand?

TALKER (12%) - a general keen convesationalist
SHARER (10%) - someone who shares lots of links etc they've found
NEWBIE (9%) - someone with few friends or followers yet
NETWORKER (9%) - a conversationalist who tweets a lot
WRITER (8%) - a general keen tweeter of their own content
POET (8%) - a writer who tweets more than usual
CELEBRITY (8%) - someone with a large following
SOCIALITE (8%) - someone who is mainly in conversation with people
BOFFIN (7%) - someone whose language is generally advanced or technical
ROBOT (7%) - someone whose tweets are mostly links
LURKER (5%) - someone who doesn't tweet very much
GURU (4%) - someone with many followers but doesn't follow back so much
VOYEUR (3%) - someone who reads lots of others but has few followers
PARROT (1%) - someone who retweets excessively
ODDBALL (1%) - someone who overuses hashtags

Source

Mobile technology use in healthcare


CHICAGO – HIMSS 2009 (Booth #6023) – April 6, 2009 – More than 80 percent of global Information Technology (IT) decision makers within the healthcare industry stated that mobile technologies are more important to their organizations today than they were in 2008, according to a recent research study commissioned by Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT). Respondents cited key benefits such as increased order fulfillment accuracy, reduced manual errors and increased employee productivity due to the utilization of mobile technologies within various clinical settings.
Source: Motorola

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Interpersonal Trust

Meet @polarwisdom

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Monday, April 20, 2009

To find topics of interest and discussions around them, use Twellow and Mailana

1. Run a search in Twellow using the words “ ______” you want to follow
2. Run a Twitter username in Mailana.
3. Discover the people network around the subject.
4. Choose some of the people to follow.
5. Use Search Twitter to follow conversations.

Twellow click here
Mailana click here

Source: Thanks to Marshall Kirkpatrick

Friday, April 3, 2009

BUT Twitter IS a productivity killer

"Microblog streams are the biggest productivity killer since IM and email notifications"
Benjamin Nowack (@bengee)

Twitter Growth

Nick Burcher presented some twitter data which has been re-presented here with some additions. The graphs speak for themselves. What is going to happen next? Will the clutter and volume of traffic make Twitter unusable? Will the increased use of Twitter for marketing drive users to another microblogging site? Nova Spivack presents some ways users are abusing the site to increase irritation to other tweeple and suggests ways to avoid the problem. One way of estimating value would be a system similar to Google PageRank to give tweeple value according to the quality of their tweets to enable users to choose who to follow.
Certainly the following graphs show a dramatic increase in Twitter use.


US Hospitals on YouTube and Twitter
E Bennett

Compete


Hitwise


Quantcast



Nielsen

“Unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to 7 million in February 2009, making it the fastest growing site in the Member Communities category for the month. Zimbio and Facebook followed, growing 240 percent and 228 percent, respectively.”
Nielsen
Zeitgeist (Google Trends)
Twitter.com trends for all regions



Google PageRank



Alexa




TwitterCounter on April 3 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Learn Trends Digital Habitats

This artistic and informative presentation by Nancy White outlines the role of social media and online collaboration to support knowledge networks and other communities.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Ways to Filter Twitter

Nova Spivak discusses the solutions to Twitter overload and suggests that .......

"The solution to this is filtering. But filtering capabilities are weak at best in existing Twitter apps. And even if app developers start adding them, there are limitations built into Twitter's messaging system that make it difficult to do sophisticated filtering.

Number of Followers as a Filter.

One way to filter would be to use social filtering to infer the value of content. For example, content by people with more followers might have a higher reputation score. But let's face it, there are people on Twitter who are acquiring followers using all sorts of tricky techniques -- like using auto-follow or simply following everyone they can find in the hopes that they will be followed back. Or offering money or prizes to followers -- a recent trend. The number of followers someone has does not necessarily reflect reputation.

Re-Tweeting Activity as a Filter.

A better measure of reputation might be how many times someone is re-tweeted. RT's definitely indicate whether someone is adding value to the network. That is worth considering.

Social Network Analysis as a Filter.

One might also analyze the social graph to build filters. For example, by looking at who is followed by who. Something similar to Google PageRank might even be possible in Twitter. You could figure out that for certain topics, certain people are more central than others, by analyzing how many other people who tweet about those topics are following them. Ok good. Nobody can patent this now.

Metadata for Filtering. But we are going to need more than inferred filtering I believe. We are going to need ways to filter Twitter messages by sender, type of content, size, publisher, trust, popularity, content rating, MIME type, etc. This is going to require metadata in Twitter, ultimately.

Broadly speaking there are two main ways that metadata could be added to Twitter:

1. Metadata Added Outside Twitter.

Twitter messages could simply be URLs that point to further resources that in turn carry the actual body and metadata of each message. Thus a message might just be a single URL. Clicking that URL would yield a web page with the content and then XML or RDF metadata about the message. If this were to happen, Twitter messages would be simply URLs created and sent by outside client software -- and they would require outside software (special Twitter clients) to unpack and read them.
2. Metadata Added Inside Twitter.
Another solution would be for Twitter to extend their message schema so every Twitter message has two parts, a 140 char body and a metadata section with a certain amount of space as well. This would be great. It would be a good move for the people at Twitter to jump the gun by enabling this sooner rather than later. It will help them protect their control over their own franchise."

Source: Nova Spivack CLICK HERE

New Ways to Filter Twitter

The solution to this is filtering. But filtering capabilities are weak at best in existing Twitter apps. And even if app developers start adding them, there are limitations built into Twitter's messaging system that make it difficult to do sophisticated filtering.

Number of Followers as a Filter.

One way to filter would be to use social filtering to infer the value of content. For example, content by people with more followers might have a higher reputation score. But let's face it, there are people on Twitter who are acquiring followers using all sorts of tricky techniques -- like using auto-follow or simply following everyone they can find in the hopes that they will be followed back. Or offering money or prizes to followers -- a recent trend. The number of followers someone has does not necessarily reflect reputation.

Re-Tweeting Activity as a Filter.

A better measure of reputation might be how many times someone is re-tweeted. RT's definitely indicate whether someone is adding value to the network. That is worth considering.

Social Network Analysis as a Filter.

One might also analyze the social graph to build filters. For example, by looking at who is followed by who. Something similar to Google PageRank might even be possible in Twitter. You could figure out that for certain topics, certain people are more central than others, by analyzing how many other people who tweet about those topics are following them. Ok good. Nobody can patent this now.

Metadata for Filtering. But we are going to need more than inferred filtering I believe. We are going to need ways to filter Twitter messages by sender, type of content, size, publisher, trust, popularity, content rating, MIME type, etc. This is going to require metadata in Twitter, ultimately.

Broadly speaking there are two main ways that metadata could be added to Twitter:

1. Metadata Added Outside Twitter.

Twitter messages could simply be URLs that point to further resources that in turn carry the actual body and metadata of each message. Thus a message might just be a single URL. Clicking that URL would yield a web page with the content and then XML or RDF metadata about the message. If this were to happen, Twitter messages would be simply URLs created and sent by outside client software -- and they would require outside software (special Twitter clients) to unpack and read them.
2. Metadata Added Inside Twitter.
Another solution would be for Twitter to extend their message schema so every Twitter message has two parts, a 140 char body and a metadata section with a certain amount of space as well. This would be great. It would be a good move for the people at Twitter to jump the gun by enabling this sooner rather than later. It will help them protect their control over their own franchise.

Source: Nova Spivack CLICK HERE

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Twitter for Health

PF Anderson's presentation is not new, but it is so widely quoted that it needs to be brought to the front often.

Twitter and Health 2.0



Source: VizEdu.com

Lifestreaming


Source: VizEdu

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

EHR EMR PHR defined

Electronic Medical Record - An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that can be created, gathered, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff within one health care organization.

Electronic Health Record - An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be created, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff, across more than one health care organization.

Personal Health Record - An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be drawn from multiple sources while being managed, shared, and controlled by the individual.

Source:JOHN HALAMKA

My web 2.0 collection

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Celebrate Evolution and Distruptive Technologies

Change is at the very core of evolution and without it, all creatures would look alike and behave the same way.
-Martin Dansky -
Source CLICK HERE

How to get retweeted in Twitter

1. Keep it short:
Some tweets are so long that they don’t work as retweets because already the 2nd person who wants to retweet can’t even add an “rt: @name” to it without deleting something. So keep it as short as possible so that a cascading retweet is possible with at least 3 or more people involved.

2. Add a link:
As people retweet really noteworthy stuff and resources. As most tweets are too short to offer value without a link you have to add the real resource.

3. Ask for it:
The direct call to action, in this case “please retweet” really works.

4. Link the original source:
People rarely retweet a vote begging tweet. The retweet is already the vote, it’s better than a Digg vote.

5. Add attention grabber:
A word like “free”, “how to”, a number or even special characters grab the attention. Add them to the tweet.

6. Express emotion:
Express dismay, delight and any other strong emotion. If you don’t care why should others care then? “wow”, “FAIL!”, “sucks”, “cool” sounds great doesn’t it?

7. Tweet during daytime:

Do you tweet at night? You don’t? Well, think again. In case you’re not in the US you most probably tweet at night for most Tweeple but even in the US people tweet across time zones. So don’t tweet retweetable stuff when people sleep!

Source

Wednesday, March 11, 2009