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Reading medical journals can actually be fun: how digital and social media transforms medical journal publishing

Last night, when I was searching online for an article published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), a message popped up on my screen, asking if I would like to install an app called “The JAMA Network Reader” in my Google Chrome browser. Out of curiosity, I downloaded the app and set up an […]

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Venture capital indicates trends of digital health

The pharmaceutical industry has been experiencing some fundamental changes–outstanding efficacy and cost-effectiveness is more essential than ever for a drug to gain market access; the traditional one-size-fits-all blockbuster strategy has been increasingly challenged by personalized medicine, and the use of medicine is declining. These changes suggest the pharmaceutical industry needs to transform from “drug maker” to […]

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The value of connectivity in healthcare

Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, Random House, American Red Cross, Zimmer (a medical app developer), Virgin America, GE, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Chipotle and NBC Universal–it must be difficult to imagine what can bring all these organizations together. Last Friday, they were all at a customer conference in New York City hosted by Salesforce, a technology company that […]

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Big Data and healthcare PR: from volume to value

When Edward Snowden, a former NSA employee told the world about U.S. government’s massive data mining and surveillance, we are reminded again that in today’s world, nobody is immune from effects of data. How we harness the power of data and maximize their positive effects will be an ongoing discussion. In the last few years, […]

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Why is “Social Media Residency” essential for tomorrow’s physicians

Should doctors undergo a formal social media training program? The answer from Mayo Clinic is “yes.” The healthcare system’s social media training program “Social Media Residency” for the first time will be offered at another hospital. The program will be held at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City this June. Although there have been […]

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