Healthcare Hot Topic Tuesday: September 20, 2011
There are plenty of health care hashtags to check out, here is a list of the tags and their definitions and a Twitter account for the Healthcare Hashtag Project. And here are my picks for top 5 hashtags that I like to hangout in.
#EHR – Electronic Health Records
#HITPOL – Health Information Technology Policy
#HealthiT – Health Information Technology
#MeaningfulUse – Meaningful Use, HITECH
ONC – Office of the National Coordinator
Many health care providers have found that electronic health records (EHRs) help improve medical practice management by increasing practice efficiencies and cost savings.
A federal government recommendation to give preschoolers the flu vaccine has resulted in a large decrease in emergency room visits among 2 to 4-year-olds, new research has found. And there were benefits for older children as well.
Online Gamers Solve a Tricky AIDS Puzzle (9/19/2011)
Online Foldit players figured out the structure of a retroviral protease, a type of protein that is crucial to the replication of HIV. In this case, gamers worked on the protein that allows the Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) to progress into simian AIDS in rhesus monkeys. Legitimate scientists have tried unsuccessfully to model the protein; Foldit players working in concert were able to “solve” the structure in a matter of weeks.