Healthcare & Social Media

/Healthcare & Social Media

April 2013

Crowds Cure Terrorism?

By |April 20th, 2013|Crowdfunding, Crowds that Care, ePatients, Healthcare, Healthcare & Social Media|

(Healthfoo was supposed to be this weekend, I believe this is what my Ignite Talk would have covered.) I am perpetually amazed by the power of crowds. In light of how the Boston Marathon Bombing played out, powered by mobile and private videography, reddit crowd-based analysis, and a man checking his backyard - all well [...]

January 2013

Why Are Patients and Social Media Especially Important In Healthcare?

By |January 2nd, 2013|ePatients, Events, Healthcare & Social Media, Innovator Physicians|

(A guest post by Denise Silber & Michael Seres, editing by Komal Garewal & Courtney Berkholtz) Social Media is contributing to the improvement of care in ways that were previously unexplored, by bringing together the numerous and geographically diverse stakeholders involved in healthcare. Social Media is bringing patients with similar issues together for mutual support. [...]

September 2012

The Social Good Summit and How MedStartr is Crowdfunding Philanthropy

By |September 27th, 2012|Crowdfunding, Events, Global Health, Healthcare & Social Media|

This past weekend, two of our founders, Alex & Komal, had the fortune to attend the Social Good Summit co-hosted in NYC, Beijing, Nairobi and Somalia. The agenda was crafted to create ongoing commentaries on how technology has developed new methods of doing good and changing the world. Claire, the Social Innovation Lead at Twitter, [...]

No Slackers Among the Backers

By |September 21st, 2012|Corporate Innovation, Crowdfunding, ePatients, Healthcare & Social Media, Mentors, Top Backers|

You would not believe the incredible folks that back our projects.  It is a veritable Who’s Who in Healthcare Innovation and Patient Advocacy.  There are thousands of you now, but here is the list from Regina Holliday’s Walking Gallery MedStartr Project where she raised $10,948 from 90 Amazing men and women.  We are honored and [...]

August 2012

MedStartr School: The Difference between Facebook and Twitter

By |August 2nd, 2012|Crowds that Care, ePatients, Healthcare & Social Media, How To, Use Social Media|

At MedStartr, we’ve found that projects using social media for outreach and marketing have a better chance of achieving funding goals.  But before you start tweeting, the most important thing to remember is that your followers on Twitter and Facebook are probably different—so it’s a good idea to have different content on both platforms. Facebook [...]