HELP ! The Doctor needs help !

Ok now, i need your help. Well my friend and colleague Bas Bloem needs your help actually.

Or, should i say Parkinsons Disease (PD) patients need your help.

Bas has been invited to address the Movement Disorders Congres in Dublin conference at the plenary startsession. So besides the honor thats a 6000 people party to speak to !

He is challenged to defend the case that diagnosis of PD is only possible by talking to and examening the patient, so by the clinical symptoms approach and that thís approach is better than by pathology (after death) or genetics (that is by bloodsample)

Those who know Bas expect him to involve patients in this debate. I am working with him on one of my passions crowdsourcing for health(care) i btw i just started a brandnew blog for that

So i want to support him with his YouTube call to action, ;ets see what happens so please help.

Please have a look at this nice short little video and give YOUR opinion right here in the comments field, or on twitter (Bas’ twitterhandle is @BasBloem or in the YouTube comments section. Either way please state your “role” like Patient, Family, HealthCare Provider (HCP) i.e.

Bas (must see his TEDxMaastricht-video by the way)  will take those into account and mould the results into his lecture in front of 6000 neurologists and HPC in that field.

So grab your change to change this part healthcare with us 😉

Are hospitals into Social Media ?

I started following developments in this field allready 3 years ago with my teammember and PhD candidate Tom vd Belt to it who did a great job, but now he needs your help to complete the insights.

Recently we published our findings on the use of Social Media by European Hospitals in JMIR. In this longitudinal study, we explored the use of social media by hospitals in 12 Western European countries through an Internet search. 

The next step was to share social media usage by individual hospitals on a map, combined with the great work that Ed Bennet (@edbennet) did in the United States. Looking for a nice way to present this, Silja (@whydotpharma) showed us her idea to do just that. 

So here it is : The first Worldwide Hospital Social Media Monitor. You can easily embed this map into your own website or blog, and we look forward receiving your feedback (Please use @hospitalseu).

N.B.: The data are not complete. So far, only 12 countries are in the database and some hospitals are missing. Furthermore, hospital information may be incomplete. Therefore, your help is needed! 

So go to our website for sumbitting or changing your hospital’s information.


View Global map of hospitals in social media in a full screen map