Category Archives: Healthcare Marketing

Is Your Hospital Prepared for Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month?

Did you know that over 300,000 American children suffer from juvenile arthritis? This autoimmune and inflammatory condition can develop in children ages 16 and younger and can involve not only joint inflammation, but also the eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract. … Continue reading

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The New Way to See a Doctor: Virtually

NowClinicStarted in 2010, NowClinic is transforming the delivery of primary health care by giving consumers access to inexpensive, round-the-clock care for routine problems via the Internet and phone.

By talking via instant messenger and then telephone, patients can be diagnosed with minor illnesses, then prescribed medications that they can pick up at their local pharmacy. Continue reading

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You Can Now Donate an Organ “Officially” through Facebook

People started doing it and Facebook listened! This week, the social media giant Facebook is making it easier to save a life. Now users can enroll as organ donors and share their desires via their timeline. If they aren’t already donors, they can easily link from Facebook to their state’s database, where they can register online to officially become a donor Continue reading

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Text Messaging Helping to Keep People Healthy

A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says a pilot program that asked parents in low-income communities to get their children vaccinated was successful in increasing the percentage of people who received shots. The way they asked? Text messaging. flu shots Continue reading

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Electronic Medical Records Now Offering HIPAA-compliant Social Media-Style Messaging

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) – digital versions of the paper chart used in doctor’s offices containing the medical and treatment history of a patient in one practice – make patient record keeping easier and more accurate. They allow clinics to easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings and check how patients are doing on blood pressure readings and vaccines. Continue reading

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