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24 papers 0 to 25 followers Articles on use of social media and esp Twitter in medicine esp Travel Medicine.
By Deb Mills Travel Medicine Practitioner in Brisbane Australia
Fabrizio Bert, Dineke Zeegers Paget, Giacomo Scaioli
AIMS: Many studies have analysed Twitter's use by attendees of scientific meetings and the characteristics of conference-related messages and most active attendees. Despite these previous reports, to date no studies have described the use of Twitter during Public Health conferences. For this reason, we decided to perform an analysis of Twitter's use during the 7th European Public Health (EPH) Conference (Glasgow, November 2014). METHODS: All the tweets published from 21 July to 2 December 2014 and including the hashtag #ephglasgow were retrieved and much information (author, date, retweets, favourites, mentions, presence of pictures and/or external links, content type and topics) was analysed...
March 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Lauren E Charles-Smith, Tera L Reynolds, Mark A Cameron, Mike Conway, Eric H Y Lau, Jennifer M Olsen, Julie A Pavlin, Mika Shigematsu, Laura C Streichert, Katie J Suda, Courtney D Corley
OBJECTIVE: Research studies show that social media may be valuable tools in the disease surveillance toolkit used for improving public health professionals' ability to detect disease outbreaks faster than traditional methods and to enhance outbreak response. A social media work group, consisting of surveillance practitioners, academic researchers, and other subject matter experts convened by the International Society for Disease Surveillance, conducted a systematic primary literature review using the PRISMA framework to identify research, published through February 2013, answering either of the following questions: Can social media be integrated into disease surveillance practice and outbreak management to support and improve public health?Can social media be used to effectively target populations, specifically vulnerable populations, to test an intervention and interact with a community to improve health outcomes?Examples of social media included are Facebook, MySpace, microblogs (e...
2015: PloS One
Jonathan Sherbino, Vineet M Arora, Elaine Van Melle, Robert Rogers, Jason R Frank, Eric S Holmboe
BACKGROUND: Social media are increasingly used in health professions education. How can innovations and research that incorporate social media applications be adjudicated as scholarship? OBJECTIVE: To define the criteria for social media-based scholarship in health professions education. METHOD: In 2014 the International Conference on Residency Education hosted a consensus conference of health professions educators with expertise in social media...
October 2015: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Raja Jurdak, Kun Zhao, Jiajun Liu, Maurice AbouJaoude, Mark Cameron, David Newth
Understanding human mobility is crucial for a broad range of applications from disease prediction to communication networks. Most efforts on studying human mobility have so far used private and low resolution data, such as call data records. Here, we propose Twitter as a proxy for human mobility, as it relies on publicly available data and provides high resolution positioning when users opt to geotag their tweets with their current location. We analyse a Twitter dataset with more than six million geotagged tweets posted in Australia, and we demonstrate that Twitter can be a reliable source for studying human mobility patterns...
2015: PloS One
Sarah Almaiman, Salwa Bahkali, Ali Al Farhan, Samera Bamuhair, Mowafa Househ, Khaled Alsurimi
Keeping up-to-date with new health information is a necessity for healthcare professionals. Today, social media platforms such as Twitter, among others, are important sources for healthcare professionals. Within the Arab world, little is known about how healthcare professionals use social media to update their healthcare information. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of healthcare professionals, primarily physicians, in seeking online health information in Saudi Arabia. We conducted a web-based survey among Twitter participants between February 1 and March 10, 2015...
2015: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Meg Carter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Douglas R A McKendrick, Grant P Cumming, Amanda J Lee
BACKGROUND: Most consider Twitter as a tool purely for social networking. However, it has been used extensively as a tool for online discussion at nonmedical and medical conferences, and the academic benefits of this tool have been reported. Most anesthetists still have yet to adopt this new educational tool. There is only one previously published report of the use of Twitter by anesthetists at an anesthetic conference. This paper extends that work. OBJECTIVE: We report the uptake and growth in the use of Twitter, a microblogging tool, at an anesthetic conference and review the potential use of Twitter as an educational tool for anesthetists...
2012: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Ji Young Lee, S Shyam Sundar
Guided by the MAIN model ( Sundar, 2008 ), this study explored the effects of three interface cues conveying source attributes on credibility of health messages in Twitter: authority cue (whether a source is an expert or not), bandwagon cue (the number of followers that a source has-large vs. small), and source proximity cue (distance of messages from its original source-tweet vs. retweet). A significant three-way interaction effect on perceived credibility of health content was found, such that when a professional source with many followers tweets, participants tend to perceive the content to be more credible than when a layperson source with many followers tweets...
2013: Health Communication
C Matthew Hawkins, Richard Duszak, James V Rawson
PURPOSE: Twitter is a social media microblogging platform that allows rapid exchange of information between individuals. Despite its widespread acceptance and use at various other medical specialty meetings, there are no published data evaluating its use at radiology meetings. The purpose of this study is to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the use of Twitter as a microblogging platform at recent RSNA annual meetings. METHODS: Twitter activity meta-data tagged with official meeting hashtags #RSNA11 and #RSNA12 were collected and analyzed...
April 2014: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Dipti Patel, Daiga Jermacane
The use of social media is widespread and provides new opportunities for healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations to interact with patients, the public, policy makers, and each other. Social media offers the possibility of providing users with up-to-date information when, where, and how they want it, but it also brings with it some challenges. With increasing use of social media, there is potential to change the way travel medicine is delivered; practitioners should consider how to exploit the benefits in their practice, and not be afraid to experiment...
March 2015: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Gerard T Flaherty, Lucas M Walden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2015: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Jane Chiodini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2015: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Debra A Goff, Ravina Kullar, Jason G Newland
Twitter is a social networking service that has emerged as a valuable tool for healthcare professionals (HCPs). It is the only platform that allows one to connect, engage, learn, and educate oneself and others in real time on a global scale. HCPs are using social media tools to communicate, educate, and engage with their peers worldwide. Twitter allows HCPs to deliver easily accessible "real-time" clinical information on a global scale. Twitter has more than 500 million active users who generate more than 58 million tweets and 2...
May 15, 2015: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Esther K Choo, Megan L Ranney, Teresa M Chan, N Seth Trueger, Amy E Walsh, Ken Tegtmeyer, Shannon O McNamara, Ricky Y Choi, Christopher L Carroll
Twitter is a tool for physicians to increase engagement of learners and the public, share scientific information, crowdsource new ideas, conduct, discuss and challenge emerging research, pursue professional development and continuing medical education, expand networks around specialized topics and provide moral support to colleagues. However, new users or skeptics may well be wary of its potential pitfalls. The aims of this commentary are to discuss the potential advantages of the Twitter platform for dialogue among physicians, to explore the barriers to accurate and high-quality healthcare discourse and, finally, to recommend potential safeguards physicians may employ against these threats in order to participate productively...
May 2015: Medical Teacher
Nadia I Awad, Craig Cocchio
PURPOSE: The results of a study of Twitter use by attendees of the 2013 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (MCM) and other interested parties are presented. METHODS: All messages posted on the social media platform Twitter under the official MCM "hashtag" (#ashpmidyear) during the five-day conference were archived and evaluated. Demographic data on authors of MCM-related tweets were collected by evaluating information provided by Twitter users in their public profiles...
January 1, 2015: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Heidi J Larson, Rose Wilson, Sharon Hanley, Astrid Parys, Pauline Paterson
UNLABELLED: In June 2013 the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) suspended its HPV vaccination recommendation after a series of highly publicized alleged adverse events following immunization stoked public doubts about the vaccine's safety. This paper examines the global spread of the news of Japan's HPV vaccine suspension through online media, and takes a retrospective look at non-Japanese media sources that were used to support those claiming HPV vaccine injury in Japan...
2014: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Kasia A Pawelek, Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Libin Rong
Influenza remains a serious public-health problem worldwide. The rising popularity and scale of social networking sites such as Twitter may play an important role in detecting, affecting, and predicting influenza epidemics. In this paper, we develop a simple mathematical model including the dynamics of ``tweets'' --- short, 140-character Twitter messages that may enhance the awareness of disease, change individual's behavior, and reduce the transmission of disease among a population during an influenza season...
December 2014: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
Kalina Kamenova, Amir Reshef, Timothy Caulfield
The practice of travelling abroad to receive unproven and unregulated stem cell treatments has become an increasingly problematic global phenomenon known as 'stem cell tourism'. In this paper, we examine representations of nine major clinics and providers of such treatments on the microblogging network Twitter. We collected and conducted a content analysis of Twitter posts (n = 363) by these establishments and by other users mentioning them, focusing specifically on marketing claims about treatment procedures and outcomes, discussions of safety and efficacy of stem cell transplants, and specific representations of patients' experiences...
December 2014: Stem Cell Reviews
Oliver J Dyar, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Alison H Holmes
OBJECTIVES: Social media has reshaped individual and institutional communication. The unrestricted access to spontaneous views and opinions of society can enrich the evaluation of healthcare interventions. Antimicrobial resistance has been identified as a global threat to health requiring collaboration between clinicians and healthcare users. We sought to explore events and individuals influencing the discourse about antibiotics on Twitter. METHODS: A web-based tool (www...
September 2014: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Amalia Cochran, Lillian S Kao, Niraj J Gusani, James W Suliburk, Benedict C Nwomeh
BACKGROUND: Social media is a cornerstone of modern society and its use in health care has rapidly expanded in recent years. "Live Tweeting" of professional meetings is a growing way for participants to communicate with peers. The goal of this study was to analyze the initial experience with implementation of a Twitter Team at the 2013 Academic Surgical Congress (ASC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four ASC attendees were designated as the "Twitter Team" for the 2013 meeting...
July 2014: Journal of Surgical Research
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