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Posts Tagged ‘social healthcare’

Telecure Launches “Pay-With-A-Tweet” Program To Offer Free Urgent Care

Telecure Launches “Pay-With-A-Tweet” Program To Offer Free Urgent Care In Exchange For A Tweet

As evidenced by a wide range of recent natural disasters from Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Haiyan as well as national emergencies like the Boston marathon bombing, Twitter has proven to be a valuable tool for emergency and urgent care workers.

Capitalizing on that usage, San Jose, California-based telemedicine provider company Telecure has launched a “Pay-With-A-Tweet” program to offer free urgent care in exchange for a tweet or Facebook post.

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Twitter And Everyday Health Launch Global Real-Time Content Partnership “HealthBeat”

Social healthcare is the hot button topic of the year, and Twitter is scientists and sociologists’ dream as a petri dish of research data.

Twitter has helped track flu outbreaks, source vaccine research, and fight obesity in kids.

And companies are paying attention. Twitter and Everyday Health, Inc., a comScore Top 50 media company creating original health and wellness content, have announced a global content partnership to provide real-time health information and breaking news to the Twitter community.

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Twitter Helps Track Flu Outbreaks

Seems like everyone these past few weeks has been coughing, sniffling, running a fever – which makes sense, because it’s flu season.

And apparently, according to National Geographic, this flu season could be the longest and worst in years. So far 18 children have died from flu-related symptoms, and 2,257 people have been hospitalized.

One way to fight it? Twitter.

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How Patients And Healthcare Providers Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that a recent survey showed that more than 40 percent of consumers say that information they have found on social media sites affects the way that they manage their health?

And it’s not the demographics that you might expect: 18-24 year-olds are more than twice as likely as 45-54 year-olds to use social media for health-related discussions. And with close to 5,000 U.S. health organisation social media accounts currently active – a fifth of which are on Twitter – it’s somewhat concerning that less than two in five healthcare firms include social media in company privacy trainings.

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