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Monday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Follow Me - Using Twitter to Save Lives

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Could you save a life in 140 characters? That was the challenge put to the development team at Zemoga, a leading interactive agency. Using the Twitter API they created Follow Me, a Twitter app that connects patients, doctors and caregivers. While many pharma and healthcare companies have grappled with how best to use social media, firms like Zemoga have taken it to the next level by focusing on the patient first. Follow Me lets disease state sufferers update physicians, family members and other caregivers on their health states as easily as tweeting about Justin Bieber or last night's baseball game. An easy to use interface let's them select an emotional or physical state and it's sent out to a private Twitter network made up of followers that have been authorized by the patient. Doctors can view all of their patients statuses through a customized dashboard and follow up with the ones who've expressed a negative emotional or physical state. They can ask questions about physical conditions, compliance with drug prescriptions, and other highly relevant and personal subjects. Family members and caregivers can also check in, monitoring conditions and sending reminders to patients about diet, compliance or other healthcare related matters. While a Follow Me demo will form the heart of the presentation, we want to encourage a discussion about how pharma/healthcare can move beyond the current "mass market" approach to patient communication and engage individuals using social media.

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DJ Edgerton

CEO/FounderZemogaDJ Edgerton is the Founder and CEO of Zemoga, a digital innovation agency with offices in New York, San Francisco, Wilton, CT and Bogota, Colombia. Edgerton has worked in the traditional and digital agency space for over 20 years. During that time he has specialized... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
AT&T Conference Center, Room 204

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