Twitter And Health 2.0


  1. Aimee Stern says:

    I just posted this on my blog – it’s very creative – but the question is how far away are doctors – some of whom are barely computerized – from tweeting? If anyone knows examples of Twitter used as a patient communications tool please get in touch.

  2. Phil Baumann says:

    Excellent presentation.

    @Berci (Bertalan) knows his stuff.

    Great dovetail to 140 Healthcare Uses for Twitter. Awesome!

  3. Jose HC says:

    Like it very much! Thanks… I too will post about it. Cheers.

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  5. Deirdre says:

    Great presentation. I added it to my blog and to Twitter and yes I am impressed with and surprised at the number of doctors using Twitter.

  6. Nice presentation! I wish I had removed that Kickbee “I kicked Mommy 846 times in the last minute” post…I was working on the software and that test post got through! Oh well, it’s still a work in progress. Excellent work, @berci…

  7. Caregiver/caregiver and caregiver/patient communication is a key component of patient safety (acknowledged by the Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Goals of 2006). Using Twitter would certainly be another means to achieve this goal.

    The idea in this presentation that stands out for me is related to tweets regarding medication adminstration. I can certainly see the value in coordinated reminders to patients about when and how to take their medication.

    Happy to talk to you more about your ideas and share with you what I know about the industry.

  8. Berci Mesko says:

    Thank you guys! Nice to see you here Corey!

    Kudos to the Team!

  9. Carlos Rizo says:

    Awesome presentation with a very promising future.

    Two days ago a couple of people stopped following me on Twitter because I said that I believed along with the exploration of new technologies for patient doctor communication (social networks, blogs, etc) it was also important to explore new and efficient uses of current technologies (phone or the fax).

    What are your thoughts? Am I off the mark here? Should we ditch our previous communication vehicles/technologies/devices and embrace the new, or just a nice blend would do the work.


  10. @Carlos I can’t believe that people could have unfollowed you because of that! There has already been quite a lot of work done on using sms on mobiles to remind patients of appointments etc. And a lot of my patients set alarms on their own mobiles to remind them to take their contraceptive pill.

    I think that the model of the doctor being notified of high BP readings or blood sugars is not realistic. If patients are using these monitors then they should be empowered to interpret these results and seek help themselves if necessary. Is their a problem at the moment with doctors/nurses not having access to patients’ BP readings or BMs? It is surely much more useful for the patient to be involved in the transmission of this information as straight away they can be informed how to act on the findings if necessary. Patients will hopefully soon be entering information into their own personal health records. That provides a better model of sharing information with a health care provider to my mind.

    I like seeing this discussed though! And the form of presentation is excellent.

    Anne Marie
    UK primary care physician @amcunningham

  11. Bravo!

    A seminal piece in the tech transfer of social media apps in the healthcare and hospital space…

    Very well done!

    Watch for and sister site coming soon.


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  14. Jim Lefevere says:

    Very interesting. I am going to post it to my site, but I think mass adoption remains an obstacle.

  15. Pat Sarchet says:

    Love the slides but where are the health sciences librarians?

  16. Berci…After further reflection, in this configuration, the hospital serves as the nexus for patient to MD communication. Is it the intention to serve as a de facto firewall or coordinator of MD communications?

    This makes sense if this schema relates to hospital incidents alone. Further, the actual flow is likely to be far more chaotic, lest all accuracy and viability of communications exchange be driven by hospital administration – pray that doesn’t happen.

    None-the-less, I see some open interaction between Docs and patients b/4 admit.

    Still great work though!

  17. sandeep says:

    Thanks guys for the awesome ideas. Some of the medicine specific terminology in the comments I did not understand :) – but the discussion was beyond awesome. Again – my special thanks to Berci – he is a super cool guy.

    Sandeep – VizEdu

  18. Georg says:

    There is actually a web based portal for care providers to communicate with patients securely on line, Its HIPAA compliant, free, and easy to use.

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  22. Vanraj says:

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  23. Housedoc says:

    The problem with using Twitter for medical communications, other than emergencies, is that doctors are usually busy seeing patients, so that they can’t usually stop what they’re doing to get messages. Also, Twitter, doesn’t have a mechanisms for reimbursing them for their time. A more appropriate on line service would be, which is also free and open to everyone, but adds the flexibility required for such communications.

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  27. Very impressive work. Not sure how I will use it yet to communicate with my patients, but we are starting to get some sense of the future. I am mostly using Twitter to connect with other medical professionals.

  28. Margaret says:

    @Corey – I’m in my third trimester and your “846 times” comment made me laugh out loud! Glad you didn’t have a chance to remove it.
    @Berci – great presentation, but can I suggest that you remove the “old patients” reference at the end and just point out that patients with high blood pressure could use the system.

  29. Estoy comenzando a su twitter en mi práctica diaria,realmente una herramienta espectaculñar
    Mi nick en twitter

  30. Ana says:

    This is what I need for presentation about social network and twitter…

    thank you Berci!

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  32. Nathan says:

    “I’m meeting with patient xyz”???

    Can someone say HIPAA violation?

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