Using Twitter to Counteract Hype, Part 2 – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 11, 2014)

Last week, I showed you some of the ways in which the healthcare community is using Twitter to combat hype and misinformation about Ebola. This week there is a more specific example of the same idea — how the Centers for Disease Control scheduled a Twitter chat to answer questions in public for clinicians and … Continue reading Using Twitter to Counteract Hype, Part 2 – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 11, 2014)

Trust & Health Information in Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 14, 2014)

The question of trust is not a new one — who we trust, how we trust, why we trust. All of these are known to be critical in healthcare, even more so now that we have the Internet and social media. In last's evening's #HCSM Twitter chat, a group of patients and doctors debated portions … Continue reading Trust & Health Information in Social Media – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of July 14, 2014)

Hispanic women successfully navigate computer-based bilingual breastfeeding education program

From the AHRQ Electronic Newsletter (13 December 2013): Research supported by AHRQ evaluated the usability of a computerized learning program to provide breastfeeding education to Hispanic women residing in rural areas. “An interactive, bilingual touch-screen program to promote breastfeeding among Hispanic rural women: usability study” was published online on November 7 by the Journal of … Continue reading Hispanic women successfully navigate computer-based bilingual breastfeeding education program

Health Literate Care Model

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): In 2012, Health Affairs published an article proposing a Health Literate Care Model that weaves health literacy strategies into the widely adopted Care Model (formerly known as the Chronic Care Model). The article describes how health care organizations can infuse health literacy into all aspects of … Continue reading Health Literate Care Model

HealthyChildren.org en Español has launched!

Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States, so it is critical to address the health needs and issues that impact Spanish-speaking parents. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a Spanish-language resource to serve Hispanic families with reliable children’s health and safety information. HealthyChildren.org en Español (www.healthychildren.org/Espanol) aims to improve child health … Continue reading HealthyChildren.org en Español has launched!

Health literacy webinar December 18

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): Learn about models to improve communication between patients and clinicians at a free webinar on Tuesday, December, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will help you identify ways in which health information technology (IT) can be used to support the delivery of patient-centered care … Continue reading Health literacy webinar December 18

Twitter chat on the health-literate organization

From AHRQ: In honor of Health Literacy Month the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is hosting a health literacy Twitter chat on October 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT. Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh and AHRQ’s Cindy Brach will be among the participants. Using the hashtag … Continue reading Twitter chat on the health-literate organization