You know my methods, Watson

Watson_AvatarThe most famous Jeopardy player, Watson the IBM computer, is poised to become Doctor Watson.

The Watson health care advisory board was recently formed. This panel comprised of members of the health care community, was formed for the purpose of identifying health care issues that could be positivity impacted by Watson.

Watson‘s analytic and decision support, evidenced based reasoning, and understanding of language processing, holds big potential in medical advancement.  Watson can quickly analyze large amounts of data and understand relationships within that data to help improve the quality of patient outcomes.

IBM has teamed with Wellpoint to bring the Watson Technology to Market.  This is the very first commercial application of Watsons’ technology.

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Make Yourself a QR-Code Right Now!

QR-codes are a great way to promote a product, a blog post, a page on your website and just about anything else you can think of.

Caryn's ExpertiseEverywhere you look you see them, but how do you get one of your own?

I wanted one so,  I created the one on the left it is the URL of the Expertise page on this site.

Go ahead, make one for yourself right now. I have added a widget for you which you can find at this link QR-code generator.

To find it in the future, it is located under the Freebies Tab- Select Create your own QR-Code.  Instructions appear above the code generator on the create your own QR-Code page.  Have fun, no limit create as many as you like.

Right click on the image and save it to your computer.  It is really that simple.  Keep you text under 100 characters of the code become too complex.

To create your own code simply enter the URL of the product or website, your message (keep it short try and not exceed 100 characters or the QR-Code becomes complex), your phone number (Remember and include your country code for international callers), or an SMS message and phone number, or an email and a recipient in a QR-Code. That lets people get in touch with you or your business via email. Go ahead, give it a try and like magic, you have your very own QR-Code instantly.

The generator widget can be found in the future under the freebies tab on this website.  Go ahead, try it now! You know you want one.

Doctors Learn the Value of Social Media

Doctors using social media!  YES and successfully!  which launched in February 2011 and is a service of Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA claims to have increased website traffic by 300%!

It is a in reality, a physician directory with additional features that let site visitors learn about the doctors, ask questions and receive answers, watch “get to know you” videos, there are photos of the doctors, blogs and some doctors even have on-line appointment scheduling.

As a social media marketing person, I love it!  Could it become a doctor facebook?  Who knows, but it is wonderful to realize that medicine is embracing the internet and using it to reach out to new patients.  It makes sense, since most of us turn to the internet for medical information most of the time anyway.

Are you ready to get social with your Doc?