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Can social media help in the recruitment of patients for clinical research? Interesting results by Admon and his team suggest that social media could be a very effective and inexpensive approach to recruit patients.

Admon, L., Haefner, J., Kolenic, G., Chang, T., Davis, M., & Moniz, M. (2016). Recruiting Pregnant Patients for Survey Research: A Head to Head Comparison of Social Media-Based Versus Clinic-Based Approaches. Journal Of Medical Internet Research18(12), e326. doi:10.2196/jmir.6593 http://bit.ly/2hr4NrL

example of FaceBook ad used during recruitment

cost break per completed survey of social media based versus clinic based recruitment

 

 

 

Interesting data by Sprout Social regarding what followers really think about a brand on social media.

The Q3 2016 Sprout Social Index Turned Off: How Brands are annoying customers on social http://bit.ly/2bNcOt5

 

Healthcare needs to learn from retail, retail is getting social media right
Healthcare appears to be the most annoying on social media
 
People’s perception is healthcare is unresponsive but in reality they are actually worse in responding to online
Although the topic of social capital is nothing new, I have added this book my to read list for 2017. Why? Well, I am interested in comparing differences and similarities between online and offline social media concepts. A distinguishing feature of of social media influencers is their social capital. So how do we define social media capital? How can what we know about social capital offline be transferred to online social capital learning? How do you build it? How can you leverage it? How is it different or similar to offline social capital? Is it organized in the same way? Is it easier to build social capital online then offline?
Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping the Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks Wayne E. Baker

Interesting reads #13

“10 Things for Pharma Marketers to Know about Facebook and Instagram.” MM&M. 29 Nov. 2016. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

There are many opportunities for even pharmaceutical companies on Facebook and Instagram. Here are some top tips for pharma from Facebook Health on how to reach out and engage with audiences on Facebook and Instagram.

Inc., Hootsuite Media. “LiftMetrix & Hootsuite.” LiftMetrix & Hootsuite. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

The key challenge facing social marketers is probably measuring social media ROI and which metric(s) do you choose. According to AdAge and as reported in the ebook, social media spend is expected to make up over 20% of all marketing budgets by 2020. And social ad spend in the US is expected to exceed $12 billion in 2016.

Some of the biggest challenges for social marketers? ROI and connecting the dots between social media and business outcomes.

Social@Ogilvy Follow. “How Pharma Companies Are Using Social Media.” Share and Discover Knowledge on LinkedIn SlideShare. 04 Nov. 2016. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

A social media check up by Ogilvy of where pharmaceutical companies are on social media and how they are using social media.

Interesting reads #12

Patient-Centered Checklists: The Next Frontier for Engagement? NEJM Catalyst. http://catalyst.nejm.org/patient-centered-checklists-next-frontier/. Published August 2016. Accessed December 12, 2016.

Patient engagement + technology + checklists = smart lists. The use of interactive checklists or “smartlists” could be the future for better patient engagement. Switching from paper based checklists to a digital checklist, could this be the secret sauce to better patient engagement? Physicians can engage with patients through an interactive checklist, thereby facilitating the dialogue between patient and physician and making sure the patient journey is on course. Yet to see is the impact of these smartlists.

                                                                                                    

Silverman, Ed. “FDA to Study How Promotional Tweets for Drugs Should Convey Side Effects.” STAT. 04 Dec. 2016. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

FDA will study if one click can be a feasible way to provide drug safety information to the public on digital platforms.  Written comments can be submitted by January 6, 2017. For further information please visit Federal Register website.

                                                                                                    

Original Research: David H. Thom, Jessica Wolf, Heather Gardner, Denise DeVore, Michael Lin,Andy Ma, Ana Ibarra-Castro, and George Saba. A Qualitative Study of How Health Coaches Support Patients in Making Health-Related Decisions and Behavioral Changes. Ann Fam Med November/December 2016 14:509-516;doi:10.1370/afm.1988

This qualitative research identifies 7 themes to a successful outcome of  health coaches and patients working together: 1) shared characteristics; Availability; trusting relationship; education; personal support; decision support; bridging (health coach is the liaison or bridge).

Interesting reads #11

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“How Did We Get Here?”: Topic Drift in Online Health Discussions. Park A, Hartzler AL, Huh J, Hsieh G, McDonald DW, Pratt J Med Internet Res 2016;18(11)

Online conversation in health can lead to a change in topic discussions – otherwise referred to as topic drift. Can an automated tool help detect and bring the discussion back on topic?

                                                                                                    

Use of Social Media in the Diabetes Community: An Exploratory Analysis of Diabetes-Related Tweets. Liu Y, Mei Q, Hanauer DA, Zheng K, Lee JM. JMIR Diabetes 2016;1(2):e4

The study sets out to examine how patients, consumers and physicians are using social media to facilitate discussions related to diabetes. Discussion related to diabetes are taking place and the study also demonstrates that the location of tweets indicates are happening at a global level.

                                                                                                    

5 Best practices to augment a pharma social media strategy. By John MacDaniel, senior director, digital and voice of the consumer, Telerx. October 7, 2016 Life Science Leader

A must read for pharmaceutical companies on embracing social media and the need to advance on the social maturity scale.