Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

Infographic: Social Media’s Impact on Health Literacy

July 22nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Healthcare costs attributed to wasteful spending are estimated to be $800 million each year, according to a new infographic by iTriage.

Half of that total can be attributed, directly or indirectly, to low health literacy, including missed prevention opportunities; preventable errors; and unnecessary services or patients going to the ER when less expensive yet appropriate care could be obtained at another facility.

The infographic examines the opportunities for social media to improve health literacy.

Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and ActionAdvancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action addresses the crisis in health literacy in the United States and around the world. This book thoroughly examines the critical role of literacy in public health and outlines a practical, effective model that bridges the gap between health education, health promotion, and health communication.

Step by step, the authors outline the theory and practice of health literacy from a public health perspective. This comprehensive resource includes the history of health literacy, theoretical foundations of health and language literacy, the role of the media, a series of case studies on important topics including prenatal care, anthrax, HIV/AIDS, genomics, and diabetes.

Get the latest healthcare infographics delivered to your e-inbox with Eye on Infographics, a bi-weekly, e-newsletter digest of visual healthcare data. Click here to sign up today.

Have an infographic you’d like featured on our site? Click here for submission guidelines.

Infographic: Best Social Media Tools for Healthcare Goals

January 10th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

From patient education to physician support, choosing the correct social media platform can enhance or decrease outreach efforts.

To be a reliable source of healthcare information and self-help, a blog or YouTube account are the best social media outlets for healthcare organizations, while LinkedIn and Pinterest are not as successful, according to a new infographic from AniccaMedia.com. This infographic shows the most effective social media tools to fit 12 different healthcare goals.

Best Social Media Tools For Healthcare Goals

Get the latest healthcare infographics delivered to your e-inbox with Eye on Infographics, a bi-weekly, e-newsletter digest of visual healthcare data. Click here to sign up today.

You may also be interested in this related resource: Social Media in Healthcare: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, 2nd edition.

Have an infographic you’d like featured on our site? Click here for submission guidelines.

Infographic: The Digital Diagnosis

March 28th, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

The digital age is redefining healthcare and many factors are driving this medical revolution. This infographic from MDG Advertising shows that patients are now much more digitally active in their healthcare. Research reveals that 72 percent of U.S. adults have gone online to seek healthcare information in the last year, while one-third have searched the Web to figure out certain medical issues. The graphic shows that women are more inclined to seek health answers online and that more than 55 percent of medical Web searches are about specific diseases, 43 percent are related to medical treatments, and that weight loss and health coverage each account for one-quarter of Web inquiries.

It also points out that patients are coming together on social media sites to form communities for sharing their experiences, resources, and research. As a result, 40 percent of patients have posted comments about personal health experiences and 30 percent have consulted online reviews of healthcare services.

digital diagnosis

Get the latest healthcare infographics delivered to your e-inbox with Eye on Infographics, a bi-weekly, e-newsletter digest of visual healthcare data. Click here to sign up today.

You may also be interested in this related resource: 31 1/2 Essentials for Running Your Medical Practice.

Infographic: How the Top 100 Hospitals Use Social Media

November 5th, 2012 by Patricia Donovan

In a recent study done with the International Council for Quality Care, Keith Korneluk examined how the top hospitals in the nation are engaging in social media. This research determined that 83 percent of those hospitals actively engage in either Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (so far there has been little engagement in Google+).

Top 100 Hospitals and Social Media
Courtesy of: Keith Korneluk

Get the latest healthcare infographics delivered to your e-inbox with Eye on Infographics, a bi-weekly, e-newsletter digest of visual healthcare data. Click here to sign up today.