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Social Startups: HelpAround Lets Healthcare Providers, Brands, and Retailers in on the Diabetes Patient Discussion
“Research has shown that peer support drives medical outcomes,” says Yishai Knobel, CEO and co-founder of HelpAround, the first mobile platform for people with diabetes—and their friends, family, and caregivers. “Yet there hasn’t been a healthcare industry after-care solution that helps patients by connecting them to each other. We harness the superior trust, empathy, and camaraderie within the diabetes patient community, allowing members to discover peers who truly ‘get it.’”
Social media has quickly become one of the dominant forms of communication today. It seems like everybody is using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or some other platform to connect with friends and family. People use social media for all sorts of reasons, but they’re also increasingly using it to get medical information.
In the last few years, data has changed the landscape of the healthcare public relations (PR) industry where I work as a digital specialist. The change has been largely driven by the use of digital technologies and social media.
On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we invite you to join HealthworksCollective for an exclusive webinar about the growing role of social media in educating breast cancer patients and connecting them with the treatment resources that they need.
"Researchers at that JHU’s School of Public Health analyzed 2 billion public tweets, from May 2009 to October 2010, to determine whether semantic analysis could unearth meaningful information about public health trends. "
HealthWorksCollective brings together many of the world’s leading healthcare bloggers. Their expertise ranges from policy to technology to financing to global development. We continue to recruit the best minds in healthcare, with the goal of nurturing a broad discussion that in turn will generate the wisdom we all need to make informed changes.
Social media is word-of-mouth in overdrive. The technology is still fairly new to a lot of people. Businesses are already struggling with surmounting the social media challenge, but the health field is not even close to being able to publicly accept social media use as a means of communication.