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28 Medical Social Media Innovations

From Twitter Heart Monitors to Illness-Detecting Apps

— January 13, 2014 — Lifestyle
These medical social media innovations are examples of how the medical community is being changed to make dialogues with patients and other doctors easier.

Devices like the EasyPill and Pill Pad are cloud-connected so that whether patients do or do not take their daily medication, a doctor can go online and monitor a patient’s condition, dosage and daily regime. Another example of a secure way for patients and doctors to communicate is BlueStar, an FDA-approved mobile application for diabetics that is one of the first apps ever to require a prescription for download.

One example of an application which helps medical professionals to connect is the ‘Figure 1’ app, which is essentially an Instagram-like, crowdsourced database of images submitted by and for doctors.

If you prefer to take more of a preventative approach to your own health and wellness you could always try the SickWeather app, which notifies users of illnesses detected in their area.
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Nutritious Networking
Nutritious Networking
The Self Diet Tapper System Will Encourage You Via SMS Throughout the Day
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Social Media Physician Referrals
Social Media Physician Referrals
Whichdoc Recommends Doctors Using Facebook
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Lifesaving Daily Deals
Lifesaving Daily Deals
Groundswell Health Offers Deep Discounts on Medical Equipment
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Sickness-Supporting Social Media
Sickness-Supporting Social Media
Wellaho is an Online Network Helping Those With Chronic Illness
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Medical Professional Social Apps
Medical Professional Social Apps
iRounds Lets Doctors Track Patients & Communicate With Each Other
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Life Expectancy Mobile Monitors
Life Expectancy Mobile Monitors
Ignite Wellness App Tracks Daily Choices to Improve Health
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Wagering Weight Loss Apps
Wagering Weight Loss Apps
The DietBet App Encourages People to Get Healthy and Rich
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Sexual Health Facebook Apps
Sexual Health Facebook Apps
The Terrence Higgins Trust 'Man Up' Game for Gay Men's Health
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Prescription-Requiring Apps
Prescription-Requiring Apps
The BlueStar Diabetes Mobile App is FDA-Approved
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Surgery Sponsoring Web Donations
Surgery Sponsoring Web Donations
Watsi is Making Medical Care Affordable for the Developing World
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Live Operational Update Services
Live Operational Update Services
These Live Tweets Provide Actual Updates on Real Surgeries
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STD Result-Sharing Apps
STD Result-Sharing Apps
Hula is a Service That Lets You Easily Share Your STD Results
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Social STD Health Histories
Social STD Health Histories
Luhu Uses Badges to Show a Person’s STD Status
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Online Illness Detectors
Online Illness Detectors
The Sickweather Site Tracks the Sickness in Your Area
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Crowdsourced Medical Photo Apps
Crowdsourced Medical Photo Apps
'Figure 1' is an Instagram-Like Medical App for Doctors
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Illness-Detecting Apps
Illness-Detecting Apps
The SickWeather App's Social Health Network Warns Users of Sickness
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Personalized Sickness-Curing Campaigns
Personalized Sickness-Curing Campaigns
Kleenex Watched Social Media and Sent Out Get Well Kits
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Grabby Cancer Ads
Grabby Cancer Ads
These Breast Cancer Ads Disguise Themselves as Social Media Logos
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Tweet-Sending Bras
Tweet-Sending Bras
The Nestle SA 'Tweeting Bra' Tweets When It is Unclasped
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Twittering Surgeons
Twittering Surgeons
Social Network-Savvy Doctors Share Step-by-Step With Students
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Twitter Heart Monitors
Twitter Heart Monitors
Device Measures Your Pulse & Tweets It to All Who Care
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Charitable Pinboard Campaigns
Charitable Pinboard Campaigns
Elizabeth Arden's 'Pin It to Give It' Board Supports Cancer Patients
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Smart Stat Trackers
Smart Stat Trackers
Sony Gets in on the Stat Tracker Game with its SmartBand at CES 2014
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Anti-Smoking Amulets
Anti-Smoking Amulets
The Clean Life Device Offers Emotional and Mental Support During Cessation
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Healthy Online Communities
Healthy Online Communities
The Active Life Campaign Advocates Meeting on the Web & Playing Outside
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Cloud-Connected Pill Containers
Cloud-Connected Pill Containers
The Easypill Lets Doctors Monitor Medication Regimens from Afar
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Mobile Heath Monitor Add-Ons
Mobile Heath Monitor Add-Ons
The Tinke by Zensorium Tracks and Records Your Vital Signs
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Wellness-Sharing Watches
Wellness-Sharing Watches
The Dusk Health Device Monitors Seniors' Signs and Sends Them to Family
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