September 1, 2011

Mayo Clinic goes online to recruit patients for heart disease study


Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., are using social media and online networking to help them study spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a poorly understood heart condition that affects a few thousand Americans every year… “Patients with rare diseases tend to find one another and connect because they are searching for information and support,” said co-author Marysia Tweet, MD. “Studies of rare diseases often are underfunded, and people with these conditions are quite motivated.” Additional coverage: Outsourcing Pharma, Parma Times, FierceHealthIT, Tom’s Guide, Medical Marketing & Media, MinnPost

EHR Watch, by Frank Irving, 9/1/11

Tags: Cardiology, Social Media

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