Preparedness — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of April 7, 2014)

It seems like now every week has so many incredible conversations going on that it is hard to choose a topic for these weekly posts. This week I was saved by the synchronicity of two separate tags with similar themes. The annual Preparedness Summit conference was going on (#PS14), and then the weekly medical librarians … Continue reading Preparedness — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of April 7, 2014)

Reverse Innovation — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 31, 2014)

Reverse innovation is a concept I've been tracking closely recently, and which is critical in global health. The idea, in health anyway, is that we have as much to learn from developing nations as they have to learn from us. I heard a story of a visiting faculty member here from Ghana who saved a … Continue reading Reverse Innovation — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 31, 2014)

The Future of Genomic Medicine #FOGM14 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 21, 2014)

The image above is from one of the earliest studies on the genetics of clefting done here at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Those were the days, weren't they? You had to track signs and symptoms across generations, for decades, trying to deduce large scale patterns. Now we spit in a tube and … Continue reading The Future of Genomic Medicine #FOGM14 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 21, 2014)

Sleeeeeep — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 17, 2014)

I bet everyone noticed the Spring time change to Daylight Savings last week. So I bet you really understand the logic of why Sleep Awareness Week is that same week! Sleep Awareness Week is both about the importance of sleep for health, what are good practices for "sleep hygiene," as well as awareness about various … Continue reading Sleeeeeep — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 17, 2014)

Crazy Quilt — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 10, 2014)

This was one of those weeks where there were SO MANY hashtags supporting incredible conversations that I truly cannot choose just one. Included in this post are: #CultureOfHealth #FP2020Progress #GatesSocial #IWD2014 #TEDxMan #EBNJC #RWJF1stFri #PatientChat #MedX #HCLDR #HCSM #CultureOfHealth The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a new initiative called "Culture Of Health", complete with … Continue reading Crazy Quilt — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 10, 2014)

Future Day — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 3, 2014)

This past weekend, March 1st, was the second annual celebration of Future Day. As an emerging technologies person, I try to pay attention to this. While the primary hashtag was #FutureDay, there were several others that seemed to pop up along with it, of which some of the more interesting ones included: #4futr #futr #futureday … Continue reading Future Day — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 3, 2014)

“Smoking & Health” Turns 50 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 24, 2014)

It's pretty interesting that there have been so many different reports from the Surgeon General's Office, but if people simply say, "the Surgeon General's report" they mean the first one, from 1964, on Smoking and Health. I'm glad to see that the SGO is taking advantage of the 50th anniversary to release a new and … Continue reading “Smoking & Health” Turns 50 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 24, 2014)

What if your patient is a self-tracker? — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 17, 2014)

There were many Twitter tags and events last week that I really wanted to profile (and I hope there is time in the future to come back to some of the others!). The reason this topic won out over the others is because I participated in TWO events that focused on this question! One was … Continue reading What if your patient is a self-tracker? — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 17, 2014)

Tough Topics on Twitter — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 10, 2014)

Tough topics come up all the time on Twitter, and many of the Twitter chats explicitly present challenging concepts. Sometimes it works better than others. In general, people tend to think that Twitter won't lend itself to this, because of the forced brevity of tweets, but sometimes it works surprisingly well. Last week, there were … Continue reading Tough Topics on Twitter — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 10, 2014)