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Evaluating the security risk of mobile apps

The Article: Dehling, T., Gao, F., Schneider, S., & Sunyaev, A. (2015). Exploring the Far Side of Mobile Health: Information Security and Privacy of Mobile Health Apps on iOS and Android. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(1), e8. doi:10.2196/mhealth.3672 Big Idea: The number of mobile apps for health (mHealth) has rapidly proliferated. Given the large variations […]

Should your organization make a social media promise?

Today I came across Southlake Regional Health Centre’s social media promise. A single page meant to encourage participation. This is a forward thinking and positive approach to social media. Marketing and communication teams for hospitals are pushing for the use of more channels, and providers are realizing they provide additional ways to reach patients. Many […]

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Digital tools have hazards too

In 2015 I hope to read and share more about research as renewal of an old research challenge I started a few years ago on @NursingIdeas. The Article: McBride DL, LeVasseur SA, Li D Non-Work-Related Use of Personal Mobile Phones by Hospital Registered Nurses. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2015;3(1):e3 DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.4001 Big Idea: The significant growth of personal smartphones with […]

Why social profiles are part of career success

The two go to tools for any job search are cover letter and resume, yet this is changing. Traditionally applying to a job meant making a cover letter and resume. Some professionals recommend keeping a detailed file documenting everything you have worked on. This makes it easier to create a short and concise resume (1 page) highlighting […]

Always have a backup plan

No one wants to plan for failure, but doing so is essential when working with technology. Over the past 30 days I had the pleasure of having two catastrophic failures. Working in healthcare where were errors can have life changing or ending consequences perhaps that term might not be fully correction. However, the failures were […]

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Do nurses work at tech companies?

Health, healthcare and technology are what I’m passionate about. I went to school for nursing because I knew I’d be able to work in hospitals during my degree and have a lot of doors open when I finished. Typically nurses apply to hospital or home care nursing organizations for work when finishing. Yet I often […]

Social media is NOT new, it’s Ancient!

I’ve been talking about social media, well, since before it was social media. I’ve always had a bit of a passion for talking with others about the potential.  In various meetings, with individual executives, undergraduate classes, with student executives and a few other places, I had shared my thoughts. Often I wasn’t able to convey […]

Better a Maker than Hacker

Last week I noticed Ted Eytan went to MakerMD in at the @Rock_Health headquarters. It looked like a great event, which I wished I could have attended. Perhaps I will get the the chance to attend another time. Fortunately, Ted pointed out that there is also a MakerNurse initiative.   Make magazine has been around for a while. […]