The Recover Foundation Telecare/Health 2.0 project selected by the Botín Foundation

Recover Foundation Best Doctors and Medtin

As we have mentioned previously in this blog, Best Doctors works closely with the Recover Foundation, an organisation whose main objective is to reduce the deficiencies of health services that affect a large part of the population on the African continent.

At Best Doctors we are delighted to be able to collaborate in solidarity projects. For this reason, we are proud that the Recover Foundation has been acknowledged by an institution such as the Botín Foundation for its innovation, sustainability and significant social impact in the field of international cooperation.

Aside from this recognition, what is truly important in this case is the economic contribution that the Botín Foundation makes in projects of this type. Understanding the Telecare project and Health 2.0 This exciting Recover Foundation project was launched in 2009. It is a social network with a similar operating scheme to Facebook which is aimed at providing continuous training to health care professionals in order to save as many lives as possible.   The most important aspect of this project is, without a doubt, being able to combine medical training, research and health care for high-needs patients in an initiative that, in Read more

Social networks as a tool to improve information and health

Redes sociales y medicina, búsquedas en Internet

We have all searched for information on a medical condition on social networks or consulted doctors or therapists through their profiles on Twitter or their Facebook page. According to a study carried out by Demi & Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group, more than 90% of people between 18 and 24 years of age consider the health information that they find on the social networks to be reliable.

Regarding the use of Smartphones for access to social networks, that same study confirmed that 50% of adults use their telephones with an internet connection to search for answers to questions about their health. How should the medical community react to this situation? Using the potential of social media to our own and our patients’ advantage. Social networks are a powerful and wide-reaching tool that, with an appropriate and rigorous approach, can represent a major source of knowledge and communication. When searching for information on a subject as essential as health, it is important that the sources are reliable. This is the key. According Read more