WHY DOES HEALTHCARE NEED TO CONNECT?
Social media is about connecting healthcare. The acronym hcsm represents Health Care Social Media. Social communities can be used to educate, accelerate innovation, centralize big data for genomics research and improve access. There are many global hcsm communities which are geographic due to environmental differences and they include United Kingdom (UK), Europe (EU) and Ghana (GH).
In future, hcsmSA will develop into a single, geographic, inter-connected social “network of networks” for South Africa. Health data online is fragmented because we have so many platforms we use daily, but with the proposed changes in web3,0 and the “Internet of Things” #IoT, holistic data could be possible and this is vital to research in precision medicine.
Video credit: The White House and President Barack Obama.
Medicine needs to evolve with the internet and because of recent discoveries in human genomics. Personalized medicine is designed according to a patient's personal DNA - January 2015.
What are the benefits of connected healthcare?
The way we search for information is going to change, in the near future we will connect. Connected health can be used to educate doctors about global technology where there is sometimes a gap between patient and physician, often the patient follows trend more intensely. A health specific network can also regulate members more effectively as well as the content they distribute. This is an issue to patient safety on some search engines. Improving virtual access by mobiles phone consultations will reduce stress on our public facilities. A central platform provides a channel to send out emergency notices to the public and can be adapted to a specific demographic. Medical education can be updated in real-time in the cloud to keep up with global emerging technology. ONE health network improves participation, because it makes interacting online easier for users who are not digitally literate, therefore making it easier to find a physician.
The next version of the internet is here. The evolution of web 3.0, smart cities and emerging technology will dramatically change our world by 2020 and digital health plays a major role.
Connected health can assist with the following:
CENTRAL, SECURE AND HOLISTIC POPULATION DATA
IMPROVED ACCESS TO TREATMENT
COST REDUCTION TO GOVERNMENT
DISEASE AND EMERGENCY CONTROL
BIG DATA FOR PRECISION MEDICINE
REGULATED MEDICAL INFORMATION..and more
Follow the #hcsm global communities:
#hcsm – Global
#hcsmGH – Ghana
#hcsmla – Latin America
#hcsmanz – Australia / New Zealand
#hcsmasia – Asia
#hcsmca – Canada
#hcsmeu – Europe
#hcsmin – India
#hcsmny – New York
#hcsmse – Sweden
#hcsmsv – Silicon Valley
#hcsmuk – United Kingdom
To get a full list of geographic communities as well as healthcare hashtags being used globally, visit Symplur.
#hcsmSA was created voluntarily and needs sponsorship Read more here.