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LGEO Research Paper: Social Media and Web 2.0 Health Informatics Research

LGEO Research Paper: Social Media and Web 2.0 Health Informatics Research

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Here you'll find all matters and examples relating to social media and web 2.0 for health professionals.
Here you'll find all matters and examples relating to social media and web 2.0 for health professionals.

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Web2.0andSocialMediainHealthResearchbyLizAzyan
TableofContentWeb2.0andSocialMediaQuotes/ResearchforHealthInformatics2Goodslidesonslidesharewithmoregreatexamplesofsocialmediaandweb2.0inhealthcare9Tables A.
 
Socialmediaformedicalpractitioners10B.
 
Socialnetworks(Web2.0)formedicalpractitioners14C.
 
Web2.0formedicalpractitioners18D.
 
Web2.0&Socialmediaforpatients20E.
 
HealthcarebyCountriesusingsocialmediaorweb2.026
 
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Web2.0andSocialMediaQuotes/ResearchforHealthInformatics
 
TheHiveinNewZealand–Acollaborativenetworkofhealthprofessionalsusingsocialmediatoaggregateitscontent
 
Theuseofsocialtoolsonthewebintheworkplaceisstillnotfullyadoptedbythedecisionmakersinorganizations.Socialmediasuchasfacebookandtwitteraregenerallyblocked.ThepresentationbyChrisonthetopicofHealthITknowledgebaseisaveryinterestingonewhichisaimedat"thepushtobuildknowledgecommunitiesinacollaborativemannerthatsuittheindustry".Althoughsocialwebsitessuchasfacebooketc,existandcanbefurtherleveragedtoadapttothebusinessenvironmentinsomerespect,itismyopinionthatweshouldbuildwebsitesthatarecustomisabletothehealthindustry;canbemanagedandstreamlinedfromaprofessionalstancethatwillgivemorecreditability.Trustandconfidentialityareofvitalimportancecoupledwithasenseoftheneedtocontainactivitiestobusinessenvironment(whichcanbebettercontrolled).Inadditiontothis,wewouldwanttolookathowtoaggregatedatafromothersocialmediasuchasfacebookandtwitterstocreatetopicsofinterestetc.tointegratewiththese"enterpriselike"socialmedia.ChrishasexplainedthatoneoftheimpetusforthethisprojectistheMinistryofHealthinNewZealandrequirementofasystemthatwouldallowend‐users/innovatorsandpolicymakersprovideideas,shareinformationaboutprojectsanddisseminationofinnovation.(Howtoseeotherprojectsinprogressandshareinformationondifferentorsimilarfieldsandformcollaboration.)‘Thehiveiswherecross‐pollinationcangeneratevitalandsometimesunplannedoutcomes,‘suggestsResearchFellowDr.ChrisPaton.‘Forexampleinthehive,aclinicianmightblogabouttheirtelemedicineprojectbasedinOtago,atechnologistfromSydneycouldaddtheirrealworldexperience,thenaGPinHamiltonmightjointhediscussion.Astheinterestgroupgrows,thecollectivewisdomcontributestoamoreeffectiveoutcome,’hecontinues.
 
3‘Thinkofitasavirtuallaboratory;whereanyonewithavalidcontributiontomake,withaninterestinwhat’sgoingonoranideatheywanttodevelopcangettogetherwithothersfreeofthetyranniesoftimeanddistance,’MalcolmPollockadds.HebelievestheavailabilityofthistypeofenvironmentiscriticaltothefuturedevelopmentofhealthcareservicesinNewZealand.
Web2.0-mediatedBlendedLearning:SeparatingFactfromFictionKevinA.Clauson
,aresearcherat
NovaSoutheasternUniversity
,isinvestigatingthepotentialofweb2.0applicationsinmedicalstudentlearning.Specifically,Clausonisattemptingtobridgetheknowledgegapofthisissuebetweenwhatwe
think 
weknowandwhatwe
actually 
know.Inordertoaidhisinvestigation,histeamhasconducteda37itemquestionnairetofirstyearpharmacystudentsthatattendschoolbetweenthreedifferentcampuseswiththepurposeofcharacterizingtheknowledge,familiarity,andpreferencestowardsweb2.0.
Somepreliminaryresults:
·Thesurveyhada94%responserate·Thefirstorbestlanguageofrespondentswas67%English,24%Spanish,andtherest‘Other’·75%ofrespondentsreadblogs,withabout10%actuallyauthoringblogs·Almostallrespondentsusedwikis(with
wikipedia
beingthemostpopular),with12%actuallycontributingtowikis·Onlyasmallportionofrespondentsused
SecondLife
(11.2%),manyhadneverheardofit·Manywereunawareofmicroblogs;only7%actuallyusedthem.Interestingly,malesweremorelikelytobeusersofmicroblogsthanfemales·Mostrespondentsused
Facebook 
(83%).
Myspace
wasstillfairlypopular(31%)with
LinkedIn
beingtheleastpopular(1.5%)Oneofthelimitationsofthisstudywasthatitwasconductedonlyatoneuniversity.Interestinglythough,thechairofthesessionhadconductedasimilaranalysisatStanfordwithverysimilarresults.

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