Social Media


Social funding to support blood pressure program

The federal government is experimenting with a relatively new funding model to kick-start a program aimed at helping older Canadians in Ontario and British Columbia manage high blood pressure. Health Minister Jane Philpott (pictured) has announced a plan to invest in the community hypertension prevention initiative, using a so-called Social Impact Bond to make the…


Figure 1 grows in new directions: surveying doctors

A Canadian smartphone app that started out as a crowdsourcing tool for healthcare professionals is now also gathering important insight from doctors and nurses on hot-button topics like medical marijuana and the anti-vaccination movement. Figure 1, often described as “Instagram for doctors,” boasts more than 1 million users who share medical images. For the past several…