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Facebook’s Metaverse Could Revolutionise Healthcare

2021 02 Nov

Facebook has recently announced its evolution and rebranding into Meta. As per Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, “Meta” is an amalgamation of the company’s broader vision to help people connect while using advanced and cutting-edge technology.   According to the press release from Facebook, “the Metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today’s online... Read more

IT Management

2021 29 Oct

Towards a metahealth industry?  The announcement by Mark Zuckerberg on October 28, 2021 that Facebook would become an entity called “meta” has triggered an immediate interest about the possibilities of the inclusion of healthcare in such ecosystem.   At this stage, most people in the tech world are aware of the notion of metaverse:... Read more

Social Media Outage - Maybe Time to Log Out?

2021 12 Oct

A few days ago, a social media outage resulted in a breakdown of services from WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook. The disruption was fairly short but resulted in significant chaos in the world of social media, highlighting how reliant people have become on these applications.   Many people panicked and found it challenging to cope with the situation.... Read more

How Will FAMGA Shakeup Healthcare?

2020 29 Jan

Summary: The big tech players are all making inroads into healthcare, bringing their industry know-how into a sector that is traditionally slow to adapt to change. Whether their impact will ultimately result in better resource management and cost savings remains to be seen, but they are definitely a force to be reckoned with. There is no doubt... Read more

Social Media and Opportunities for Cardiovascular Medicine

2019 07 Aug

The influence of Social Media (SoMe) is significant, with over 2 billion users worldwide and over 70% of Americans participating online. Amongst the most popular SoMe platforms, Twitter seems to be the most popular in the field of cardiovascular medicine. A recent search in PubMed revealed 4,749 publications since 2008 which included the terms ‘SoMe... Read more

Direct patient-radiologist communication: online patient portal

2019 17 Apr

The radiologist has always been considered the "doctor's doctor," advising referring clinicians. Recently there has been a shift in the care continue thrusting radiologists onto centre stage where they serve patients directly. The new norm in radiology is in the approach of patient-centred care . Physicians and healthcare providers 'team up' with... Read more

Tweet, like, follow – radiology goes viral

2018 18 Dec

Most of us virtually ‘live’ on social media. Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn and other platforms are where most of us digitally communicate with each other and the world at large.  Social media is perhaps the greatest opportunity doctors have to better communicate with their patients, help educate the next generation of physicians around... Read more

Facebook and NYU fastMRI project: largest-ever open source dataset using AI for 10X faster MRI’s

2018 04 Dec

In what is the largest public release of raw data to this day, the NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology and Facebook join forces on a collaborative research project that will share open source tools to propel the development of AI systems that may produce 10 times faster MRI scans. More than 1.5 million anonymised MR images of the knee,... Read more

Facebook admits plan to access patient data

2018 10 Apr

Facebook seems to be embroiled in yet another controversy. The social media giant has confirmed a news report about its negotiation with U.S. medical institutions to access patient data for a proposed research project, which Facebook now claims has been put on hold. The report, from CNBC, said Facebook planned to use “hashing" to match individuals... Read more

Social media in healthcare: opportunities and challenges

2018 20 Feb

Opportunities and challenges Tips and pointers from FutureLearn trainer on optimal use of social media for crisis management, patient engagement and preventive healthcare. How important is it that healthcare engages in social media practice? What about social media is most challenging for healthcare organisations? In this era of information... Read more