NHSX working with tech firms to help connect people during Covid-19
Tech firms are working with NHSX to help care home residents and patients connected with their loved ones during coronavirus.
Vascular consultant uses Facebook to connect with patients
Lorenzo Patrone joined a Facebook group whose members are affected by Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), a condition restricting blood flow to lower legs.
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Period tracking apps caught sharing medical data with Facebook
Data, including period frequency, use of contraception and symptoms like blood pressure and acne, are being shared directly with the social media company.
Facebook breast cancer screening campaign proves successful
The local initiative, led by NHS Digital, resulted in a 13% increase in the number of women in Stoke-on-Trent attending a screening for the first time.
Facebook’s health research head says doctors should have more patient data
Freddy Abnousi said researchers have evidence which suggests a person’s social life impacts their health more than almost any other major risk factor.
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Natural Cycles Facebook ad banned by Advertising Standards Agency
ASA revealed it received three complaints which challenged the claim that Natural Cycles is a ‘highly accurate contraceptive app’.
Facebook approached US medical academies about sharing patient data
Facebook had approached medical institutions in the United States about a proposed data-sharing agreement that would see patient records linked to social media users, it has emerged.
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Power to the people: signs off
Paul Hodgkin, the former GP and founder of Patient Opinion, reflects on a non-Marxist, Marxian revolution in his last column for EHI.
Patient.co.uk hearts social media
When Patient.co.uk wanted to promote its ‘Q score’ heart health tool, it turned to social media. Fiona Barr discovers why its Twitter and Facebook campaign both worked and won an EHI Award.
Social media posts prompt investigation
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has launched an internal investigation after staff made inappropriate comments on social media over a newspaper report about an attempted suicide.