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Digital shakeout

Digital shakeout

Wikipedia, stealing from Paul Sonnier, gives the woolly and circular definition as ‘the convergence of digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living and society’.

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  • The use of search engines in health The use of search engines in health

    they will begin at a site that specialises in health information (like WebMD) and less than 2% of health seekers will start at a social media platform like Wikipedia or Facebook.

  • Citation needed: pharma needs to make the most of Wikipedia Citation needed: pharma needs to make the most of Wikipedia

    Wikipedia's influence has led to concerns about the reliability of its health information. ... The Wikipedia page for lung cancer. Yet, pharma remains fairly disengaged, reports IMS.

  • Cancer Research UK calls for accuracy on Wikipedia Cancer Research UK calls for accuracy on Wikipedia

    Cancer Research UK calls for accuracy on Wikipedia. Appeals to healthcare community to keep online information up to date. ... Jon Davies, chief executive of Wikimedia UK, said: "As someone who has personal experience of cancer, I know the information on

  • Comms agencies “intend to do right” by Wikipedia Comms agencies “intend to do right” by Wikipedia

    To seek to better understand the fundamental principles guiding Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. ... To act in accordance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, particularly those related to 'conflict of interest'.

  • Patients and HCPs turn first to Wikipedia Patients and HCPs turn first to Wikipedia

    3.0. 10. Gastroenteritis. 2.8. Source: The use of Wikipedia in healthcare (2014) by IMS. ... Medical information accuracy and Wikipedia. The popularity of Wikipedia is not in dispute.

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  • Simplifying HCP access to digital information Simplifying HCP access to digital information

    This friction consequently lowers providers’digital consumption from life science companies. Studies have shown that when doctors need information about a medication, they often go to Google, Wikipedia or other ... In fact, a 2014 report from the IMS

  • The future is bright The future is bright

    What does it mean when your homework group included Google and Wikipedia?

  • The problem with targeting a healthcare message The problem with targeting a healthcare message

    it's Medscape editorial that brings the news or Wikipedia articles that are consulted for more information, they all have one thing in common: they're not really that targeted.

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