|[September 11, 2013]
Research and Markets: Social Media, Internet of Things, and the Future of Public Health
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/76hxrm/social_media)
has announced the addition of the "Social
Media, Internet of Things, and the Future of Public Health"
report to their offering.
Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging
life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed
choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and
individuals." It is concerned with threats to health based on population
health analysis. This definition highlights the role played by members
of the community in improving health and in defining what is socially
and publicly acceptable.
There are three main features of public health that define the field and
also provide a contrast to the related field of medicine. Public health
and medicine often have the similar goals of reducing the impact of
disease and improving health and quality of life, but there are some
notable differences between the two in the methods of reaching these
goals. The primary features of public health are a (1) a view that all
people should have healthcare access, regardless of social position, (2)
a focus on the health of populations rather than individuals, and (3) a
focus on prevention.
The useof social media in public health is taking shape as Twitter (News - Alert) and
other forms of social media are leveraged to identify potential
outbreaks. Public health data is rapidly increasing from all sources.
Sensors, formerly found only in hospital ICUs, are now portable and be
used at home, and even sometimes while walking. The potential for
persistent public health monitoring may be realized through introduction
of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, embedded computing/wireless,
and related technologies.
This report evaluates the impact of social media, Big Data and
analytics, and the so called "Internet of Things (IoT)" on public
healthcare. The report evaluates specific companies, solutions, and
applications. The report includes analysis of Big Data and its
anticipated use in public health.
Identify the tenants of "Public Health 2.0"
Identify specific companies, solutions, and applications
Identify the role of Participatory Epidemiology in public health
Understand the confluence of Infodemiology and Infoveillance
Understand the role of data-mining, Big Data, and public health
Understand the role and importance of social media in public health
Understand the evolution and future direction of healthcare technology
Target (News - Alert) Audience:
Healthcare service providers
Healthcare insurance providers
Healthcare technology companies
Social media and networking companies
Policy makers, regulatory bodies, and government
Consultants and systems integrators for healthcare technology
M2M, Internet of Things (IoT), and general telecommunications companies
Public health institutions including CDC, NIH, FDA, CMS, NRHA, WHO, and
- Abbott Laboratories
- Adidas miCoach
- Airstrip Technologies (News - Alert)
- Al Bawaba
- BioCaster Global Health Monitor
- Blue Shield of California
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Central Intelligence Agency
- and many more...
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/76hxrm/social_media
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