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Radiation Nation - Frugal, Global and Mobile Collaboration

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How do we mobilize people to improve cancer care? This talk at Dana Farber Cancer Institute explores how we can harness amateurs to accomplish more using digital communications globally.

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Radiation Nation - Frugal, Global and Mobile Collaboration

  1. 1. Frugal, Global, Mobile Collaboration RADIATIONNATION Matthew Katz April 30, 2016
  2. 2. Disclosure Founderand owner, Radiation Nation Cost: ~US$10,000
  3. 3. Our Challenge Help PeopleConnect Access Awareness Collaboration Motivate PeopletoCare Harness PeoplePower
  4. 4. Access Mr. John Doe ( General Manager ) • Africa: • 9% annual increase in mobile use, 2015-2016 • 23% mobile is broadband Source: wearesocial.com
  5. 5. Access Source: wearesocial.com 2015 U.S. Nigeria South Africa Daily Internet Use 79% 67% 59% Social Media Users (millions) 192 15 13 Own Mobile/Smartphone 85%/57% 93%/51% 92%/60% Own Laptop or Desktop 72% 13% 18% Own Tablet 35% ? 7% % Web Page Traffic: Mobile 27% 82% 75%
  6. 6. Awareness Mr. John Doe ( General Manager ) Source: Twitter.com
  7. 7. Awareness Mr. John Doe ( General Manager ) Source: Twitter.com
  8. 8. Collaboration Mr. John Doe ( General Manager ) • Varying Standards • By institution, professional society • NoTrulyOpen Platforms • Most limit to certain health professionals • No real inclusion of “amateurs” • Patients • Caregivers • General public
  9. 9. Digital Abundance • Purpose-basedcommunities use ‘free time’ for social action • Internetprovides • Means • Motive • Opportunity
  10. 10. Rudolf Virchow “If medicine is to really accomplish its great task, it must intervene in political and social life.”
  11. 11. Social media reaches more people Bik HM, Goldstein MS. PLOS Biol 2013
  12. 12. • Released late September 2014 • 2 million slide high power fields analyzed within 2 months Harness Amateurs with Games
  13. 13. DNA Analysis by Smartphone • 1.5 M chromosomes analyzed in 1 month • Available for iOS, Android Cancer Research UK, http://bit.ly/1hduzYD
  14. 14. Radiation Nation MISSION VISION Mr. John Doe ( General Manager ) Give good people the tools to work together to improve cancer care To facilitate open, free collaboration in radiation oncology globally
  15. 15. Means Source: JAMAOncology, 2016
  16. 16. Means
  17. 17. Methods • Use Open Platforms, Not Silos • Aggregate People and Content
  18. 18. #radonc on Twitter First #radonc journal club
  19. 19. Radiation Oncologists on Twitter Radiation Oncologist Country Twitter Handle Followers Matthew Katz USA @subatomicdoc 12619 Esam M Murshid Saudi Arabia @emurshid 8829 Shalin Shah USA @ShalinJShahMD 8612 Miriam Knoll USA @MKnoll_MD 3270 Tere Migueláñez Spain @MsConcu 2840 Ian Pereira Canada @IanJohnPereira 2303 Jean-Emmanuel Bibeault France @jebibault 2250 Mary Gospodarowicz Canada @marykge 1751 Virginia Ruiz Spain @roengten66 1592 Jonathan Livergant Canada @jpil 1436 Luis Moreno Sánchez Dominican Republic @radioncoluis 1413 Brandon Mancini USA @brandonmancini 1303 Jean-Christophe Faivre France @JC_Faivre 1393 Richard Simcock United Kingdom @BreastDocUK 1286 Source: Twitter, April 29 2016
  20. 20. Hierarchy of Needs “Bea good person,a good doctor, a good oncologist, a good radiation oncologist. In that order.” Samuel Hellman We Need an Ethical, Connected Army
  21. 21. Conclusion • Internet providesus access to human abundance • Design for Mobile • Harness • Professional community • Patients/Caregivers • General Public

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