Tag Archives: Healthcare

The Future of Health Care looks Virtual

I had recently stumbled across an article that mentioned the viability of using virtual reality (VR) solutions in the healthcare space, and was immensely interested by the potential uses of the platform in such a novel way. Too often do we relegate VR to a “gamer’s passion” or as a “dying fad.” In opposition to […]

Saving Lives and Invading Privacy. Social Media & Analytics, the digital-edged sword.

*The mental health clinician knocks on the dorm room door for the 4th set of 3 loud knocks.  No response.  A Boston College police officer opens the door, alongside the dorm resident assistant.  The two professionals and the RA enter to see a young male college student who looks disheveled, admits to not having eaten […]

Social media in healthcare – what it might mean for us.

My presentation was on social media in healthcare and I did not have enough time to highlight some very interesting and innovative ways social media is being used to deliver high-quality care to people around the world.  I am going to highlight two examples that really impressed me and could change the way healthcare is […]

Socially Regulated

Companies in highly regulated industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and insurance don’t have a major presence on social media. Each of these industries has a different federal regulatory agency with its own rules, regulations and supervisory guidelines that companies must adhere to. Many regulated companies know that social media is important but are […]