January 21, 2009

First live-tweeted surgery

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RedCouch reports on The Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit which performed the first live-tweeted surgery which was a robotic procedure to remove a cancer.

quotemarksright.jpgBill Ferris, manger in the Henry Ford Medical web services department, explained that the procedure would be performed in Detroit and the Tweeting would be directed at 450 medical professionals attending a robotic surgery conference at the Hotel Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Read full interview below with Bill who was in the operating room and explains how it went.quotesmarksleft.jpg

I found the above article thanks to Medgadget which linked to an article from Scienceroll. And it's only one of the many links illustrating Tweeter used for healthcare.

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