Tag: Social media

Lit-up landmarks spotlight caretaker contributions for National Nurses Week

Editor's Note Have you noticed anything different about your home city’s skyline this week? In honor of National Nurses Week, buildings and landmarks across the country are lighting up in support of what Gallup has ranked for more than 20 years as the country’s most trusted profession. The force behind…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Kaiser Permanente data breach affects 13.4 million

Editor's Note A recent data breach at Kaiser Permanente could impact as many as 13.4 million people who are part of the healthcare conglomerate’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Fox Business reported the news April 29. The breach was first reported…

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By: Matt Danford
May 1, 2024
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Editorial: Social media raises privacy, ethical concerns

After spending many years in management roles, I can testify to the truth of one old proverb: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Patient privacy is a prime example. Confusion on this topic seems just as rampant today as in the early 2000s, amid the widespread…

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By: Jane E. Kuhn, RN, MSN, CNOR(e), NEA-BC (Retired)
February 27, 2024
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Study: trusted sources, empathetic messaging combat health misinformation

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Editor's Note In an era of social media channels, video sharing, and other new communication methods, traditional verbal or written communication between clinician and patient is inadequate for combating health misinformation, according to the Penn Medical Communication Research Institute. Published December 7 in Jama Network, the researchers’ findings emphasize the…

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By: Brita Belli
February 1, 2024
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Mastering social media responsibility: A guide for OR leaders

In today’s digital age, social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok are transforming the ways we connect and communicate. Through these platforms, users can share information, ideas, and personal messages, as well as build networks and communities. It is also becoming an integral part of everyday life.…

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By: Melanie Perry, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM
November 15, 2023
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Cosmetic surgery, facial procedures rising trend among young adults, teens

Editor's Note The rise of the "selfie boom" and social media usage, often referred to as "snapchat dysmorphia" or the "instaface effect," has led to an increase in young adults and teens seeking cosmetic surgeries, particularly non-invasive procedures like Botox and dermal fillers, News Center Maine August 28 reports. According…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 1, 2023
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Medical confidentiality breaches on Twitter by anesthesiology, intensive care HCWs

Editor's Note This French study examines the rate of medical confidentiality breaches in tweets by anesthesiology and intensive care healthcare workers (HCWs). Data from 431 tweets with photographs and 9,000 text-only tweets from 1,831 accounts were included in the analysis. Among the findings: There were 44 (10.2%) breaches of medical…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 27, 2023
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Gen Z shunning traditional hiring practices

Editor's Note Gen Z job seekers are increasingly shunning traditional hiring practices, and employers need to keep up, the March 20 Benefit News reports. Recent research finds that 73% of job-seekers aged 18 to 34 found their last job through social media, while at the same time, 75% of companies…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 22, 2023
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Gen Z’s view of healthcare

Editor's Note A recent report from management consulting firm Oliver Wyman finds that Generation Z’s view of healthcare differs from its predecessors, the January 24 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The report was written after 2 years of focus groups and surveys of 10,000 individuals in the US and UK who…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 25, 2023
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