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Ozmosis Announces Launch of ArcheMedX to Disrupt Medical Education

March 5th, 2013 By spinning out ArcheMedX, we are extending the benefits of Ozmosis to the education market and fundamentally transforming how learning is delivered and assessed in healthcare.
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Ozmosis Insights on Social Collaboration and Healthcare (January 2012 Newsletter)

January 26th, 2012 The January edition of our newsletter is available here: Ozmosis Insights.

In this edition, we examine McKinsey's 5th annual survey on the way organizations use social tools & technologies, share our predictions on how four key social business trends (mobile, social, big data and social analytics) will converge in 2012, explore why every healthcare organization needs a social profile following Google's privacy policy change and incorporation of content from Google+ in its search results and ask pharmaceutical manufacturers to stop waiting for comprehensive social media guidance from the FDA.

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Ozmosis Insights on Social Collaboration and Healthcare (September Newsletter)

September 28th, 2011 The September edition of our newsletter is available here: Ozmosis Insights.

In this edition, we examine the rising use of social tools by 65% of physicians, share how 54% of CIOs believe email will be replaced by real-time communication solutions within five years, explore why 57% of enterprises are making investments in deploying social tools within the enterprise in 2011 and look at how leading social business vendors (Salesforce, Jive, IBM, etc) are shaping the future of business interactions.

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Ozmosis Insights on Social Collaboration and Healthcare (June Newsletter)

June 28th, 2011 The June edition of our newsletter is available here: Ozmosis Insights.

In this edition, we review the latest news from the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, share links to a great collection of social business resources, reveal why Facebook struggles with healthcare and tee up a discussion on how social networks are innovating in life science.

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Ozmosis Insights on Social Collaboration and Healthcare (March Newsletter)

March 24th, 2011 The March edition of our newsletter is available here: Ozmosis Insights.

In this edition, we share a recap from HIMSS 11 in Orlando, highlight how OzmosisESP can be used as an enterprise collaboration platform for health care organizations, and suggests how the industry should shift the conversation from how hospitals and life science firms can use social media for marketing and brand building to how we can leverage social tools to support and improve the clinical workflow itself.

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Ozmosis, Inc. Redefines Knowledge Management in Healthcare

February 15th, 2011 Enterprise Software from Ozmosis provides the first social powered knowledge management platform for Hospitals and Health Systems
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Ozmosis Insights on Social Collaboration and Healthcare (February Newsletter)

February 10th, 2011 The February edition of our newsletter is available here: Ozmosis Insights.

In this edition, we announce the launch of OzmosisESP as an enterprise collaboration platform for health care organizations, look at Deloitte's study on the value of social networking tools for Life Science firms, explore research from the McKinsey Quarterly on how networked enterprises are more likely to be market leaders and discuss the use of social platforms to enhance public health messaging.

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Ozmosis Insights on Social Collaboration and Healthcare (December Newsletter)

December 16th, 2010 Yesterday, we released the December edition of our newsletter, Ozmosis Insights.

Each month we share research and analysis on the latest trends taking shape in enterprise collaboration, social media, and health care. In this edition, we announce the launch of OzmosisESP as an enterprise collaboration solution for health care organizations, look at Deloitte's study on the value of social networking tools for Life Science firms, explore research from the McKinsey Quarterly on how networked enterprises are more likely to be market leaders and discuss the use of social platforms to enhance public health messaging.

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Examining Public Health Driven Social Media

November 1st, 2010 With Election Day less than a week away, conversations about public health and health care in general are buzzing on- and off-line. So as a social marketer I’m wondering, “How are people talking about public health issues online in 2010? Where will they go to find information about health care in 2011?” These are just some of the questions I’ll touch on during a Social Marketing exCHANGE on Tuesday, November 16 at Ogilvy Washington
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AMA-DC Healthcare SIG

October 11th, 2010 Join us for a discussion entitled "Social Media's Impact on Healthcare" at the AMA-DC SIG on Thursday, October 21st at Georgetown University. See details below.
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Privacy in a Social Media World

July 1st, 2010 Do networking sites like Facebook and Twitter present privacy problems for physicians or are they a way to build community around your practice? Maybe both.
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Who’s Talking to Doctors About Your Product?

April 28th, 2010 Does this scenario sound familiar? Your sales force got cut last year so you have less reps trying to see more and more HCPs. But a lot of these potential customers cut their staff last year or took on more patients or simply don’t want to spend the time with a drug detailer. So you may only see them once or twice a year (if you’re lucky). Of course, the HCP has a legal and moral obligation to keep himself current with all the latest treatment options. If he’s not hearing about your product from you, where is he (or she) hearing about it?
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Big Pharma still looking for the Social cure

March 18th, 2010 Should drug makers be required to disclose up-front all the potential harmful side effects of new medications within a single, 140-character Tweet? And what about guidance on how to set up a Facebook fan page of some new HIV drug?
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ePharma Summit 2010: Creating Value in Non-Personal Promotion

February 10th, 2010 From the ePharma Summit Blog: ePharma Summit 2010: Creating Value in Non-Personal Promotion Sanjay Pingle, President, Physicians Interactive Jason Bhan, MD, Family Physician, Co-Founder, Ozmosis, Inc.
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Brave New World of Social Media

January 18th, 2010 Social networking is transforming the way medical students communicate with one another, but is online content meeting professional standards? The New Physician January-February 2010 by Paul Wynn Volume 59, Number 1
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Dr. Jason Bhan: Social media allows us to become more efficient

August 19th, 2009 FierceHealthcare recently got the opportunity to talk with Dr. Jason Bhan, a practicing family physician co-founder of Ozmosis: The Trusted Physician's Network. Prior to starting Ozmosis, Dr. Bhan served as a consultant and medical adviser to Medsite, where he helped develop the company's core strategy for e-detailing and online physician retention.
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ER Docs Tweet, Connect Online: How Health Care is Using Social Media

August 5th, 2009 Health care is adopting social media and in particular, a social network developed specifically for physicians: Ozmosis. As we say on Facebook, Standing Partnership likes this.
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This Sentence Easily Would Fit on Twitter: Emergency Physicians Are Learning to Tweet

July 29th, 2009 This story assesses the various reasons why emergency physicians are increasingly using social media in general, and Twitter in particular. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine Volume 54, Issue 2, Pages A23-A25 (August 2009) By Eric Berger (Special Contributor to Annals News and Perspective)
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Why physicians may never have their own Facebook

July 27th, 2009 A recent dust up between the American Medical Association and the physician network Sermo has provided online medical networks with something they haven't found themselves: purpose.
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A Diagnosis on Twitter

July 20th, 2009 When the H1N1 virus -- or swine flu -- broke out, the National Institutes of Health started using Twitter posts to monitor the spread of the illness.
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Making Good Doctors Better: Joel Selzer of Ozmosis Sits Down with GovConExecutive

June 29th, 2009 Joel Selzer, CEO and founder of Reston-based Ozmosis, sat down and spoke with us last week. He told us how a trusted, secure, and verified network of physicians can help doctors learn from each other without spending a fortune, and spoke about health apps for the iPhone and other high-tech tools doctors will use in the future.
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Ozmosis, Rollstream respond to swine flu threat

May 4th, 2009 Two local companies are offering their technology to help doctors and the health care community respond to the threat of swine flu.
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Social Media and Biosurveillance- The New Frontier of Public Health and the Launch of the Veratect-O

April 29th, 2009 As I left the operations center this evening, we faced at least 33 countries reporting suspect cases of swine flu, and 7 countries with laboratory-confirmed cases. Indeed, no one knows the true extent of this global crisis yet. Clearly, detection and tracking of swine flu events now is a monstrously complicated undertaking.
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Social Media Making Its Mark

April 1st, 2009 Whether we want it to happen or not, social media--much like mobile technology--is going to play a big role in the future of healthcare. From professional networks like LinkedIn and Ozmosis, to more consumer mediums like Twitter and Facebook, healthcare professionals all across the nation and throughout the world are jumping on the bandwagon.
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Move Aside, Twitter! Drs. Have Their Own Social Networking Sites.

March 1st, 2009 In one on my February 25th posts, I talked about the emerging use of Twitter by surgeons in the operating room.
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Internet Cool Tools for Physicians

January 12th, 2009 Dr. Shock discusses a new book, "Internet Cool Tools for Physicians" that highlights Ozmosis.
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Ozmosis Named Best in Show Following Health 2.0 Conference

October 29th, 2008 "Ozmosis" was named "Best in Show" following the Health 2.0 Conference by Jen McCabe Gorman in "Health 2.0 Review - Smoke, Fires, and Companies to Watch".
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Ozmosis Named Top Health2.0 Site to Watch

July 25th, 2008 Update on Ozmosis co-founders Dr. Jason Bhan and Joel Selzer, who we dropped into see this week: Their company was just named the top Web 2.0 health site to watch by medical media commentator MDNG. But they're not resting on their laurels.
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The Twin Tech Towns Come Together

July 18th, 2008 Here's Zach Goldfarb's weekly update on the local technology scene. It was a melting pot of the Washington technology community. They came out--hundreds of them--from all sides: venture capitalists, Web developers, government contractors, online marketing pros, consultants and bloggers.
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Podcast interview with Dr. Jason Bhan, co-founder of Ozmosis (transcript)

June 26th, 2008 David E. Williams of the Health business blog This is a transcript of my podcast interview with Dr. Jason Bhan, co-founder of Ozmosis.
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State of the Art of New Media in Health Care: The Current Players in Health 2.0

June 14th, 2008 Yesterday morning, I had the great opportunity to attend the State of the Art of New Media in Health Care: Harnessing the Power of Digital Communication and Social Networking Tools conference held at the Newseum in downtown Washington, DC. The event was put on by Amplify Public Affairs, a "next generation in public affairs" firm integrating new media and traditional communications.
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Taking The Wheel: The People and Companies Driving Health2.0

June 10th, 2008 Convenient, remote information access; interconnectivity; and a host of other key features has led the healthcare industry to embrace the Internet, as evidenced by the proliferation and success of for-profit sites like Medscape, publicly funded sites such as the National Institutes of Health, and disease-specific groups like the Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Service and Tourette S
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Ozmosis Taps into Physician Need to Share Knowledge in Trusted Environment Online

June 9th, 2008 Buzz in Industry Grows as Ozmosis Founders Spread the Word
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Jewish Federation Talks Tech

May 28th, 2008 Just ahead of Israel’s 60th birthday, being celebrated with a blowout Sunday on the Mall, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s “Technology Affinity” group held a roundtable on the state of the Web last night. We ran out to the law offices of Holland & Knight on Pennsylvania Avenue to dine on Kosher food and kibbitz with the crowd.
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Ozmosis Co-Founder Named Top 35 Entrepreneur Under 35

May 22nd, 2008 After a little break yesterday, we return to our list of the Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35 in the D.C. area. If you missed parts I and II, well, w've got an Archive and you've got a mouse. We'll wrap up our selection tomorrow and then spend the next three days grilling hot dogs in the backyard and playing volleyball.
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Medicine 2.0 Carnival #23

May 5th, 2008 Welcome to the latest edition of the Medicine 2.0 blog carnival.
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Medical videos   community = Successful collaboration

April 23rd, 2008 In one of my recent posts, I talked about the long tail phenomenon in healthcare and mentioned that: There are so many sites and services in a lot of different categories (medical videos; medical search engines or patient community sites) and only a minority of them will survive. Even if some of us will fail, this is a good tendency as it leads to quality services.
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Ozmosis and the Doctors Channel Revolutionize Online Medical Knowledge Exchange With Video Content

April 21st, 2008 Video Sharing Between Physician-Driven Sites Facilitates Multimedia Learning, Video Complements Online Discussions of Late-Breaking Medical News
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Physician 2.0

April 17th, 2008 At the Ann Myers Medical Clinic, physicians in a variety of specialties from around the world congregate to teach medical students treatment protocols, how to analyze diagnostic images, and other critical skills that will improve patient care and make them better overall doctors.
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The AMA Medical Communications Conference

April 14th, 2008 I am flying to San Diego Tuesday afternoon for the American Medical Association 28th Annual Medical Communications Conference. I am excited about serving on this panel partially because I am acquainted a little with Craig Stoltz and Jason Bhan.
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Ozmosis vs Sermo: Answers

April 11th, 2008 Two weeks ago, I wrote about a new physician-only community site, Ozmosis.com, but I wanted to know why it is better than or how different it is from Sermo.com, the most famous physician-only community site. The founders were really nice to answer my question:
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New group forms to focus on interoperability

April 8th, 2008 ASHEVILLE, NC - Open Health Tools, which includes organizations on three continents, has formed to focus on healthcare IT interoperability.
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Info-sharing site hopes docs will learn by Ozmosis

March 27th, 2008 Physicians now have another online community option for connecting with one another.
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Physicians Can Share Info Via Ozmosis

March 26th, 2008 A new Web site accommodates the secure exchange of medical information among physicians. The Ozmosis Knowledge Exchange site enables physicians to post content and bookmark medical information posted by site members, including journal abstracts, medical cases, videos, podcasts, blog entries and clinical studies.
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Ozmosis Launches Online Medical Knowledge Exchange

March 26th, 2008 Ozmosis Launches Online Medical Knowledge Exchange Devoted To Knowledge Discovery and Physician-to-Physician Collaboration
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Doctors Use Social Media to Collaborate Online

March 11th, 2008 At a conference called the Health 2.0 Spring Fling in San Diego last week, dozens of companies presented services designed to help patients, hospitals, caregivers and experts take advantage of the same sort of social networking tools that are now used regularly in politics, business, civic affairs and general e-socializing.
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Companies to Tackle New Standards for Healthcare Provider Information Sharing

February 27th, 2008 NASHVILLE, Tenn., (February 26, 2008) - A consortium of nine US-based healthcare technology companies and healthcare providers has announced it will lead adoption of a new consistent file format standard for collecting, storing and exchanging of healthcare provider data.
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Recap: Social Media Mayhem in DC

February 8th, 2008 Yesterday was quite the day in DC for Social Media. It all began with Jeff Pulver's Social Media Breakfast and ended with the Media Rules Book launch Party last night. Both events were a good time, but I had a great time at Jeff's breakfast. I met other passionate people like Joel Selzer who is President and CEO of Ozmosis
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Web Site Offers Virtual Doctors Lounge

July 11th, 2007 By Richard Pizzi, Associate Editor VIENNA, VA - When Jason Bhan, MD, first got the idea for a social networking Web site strictly for physicians, he was ahead of the curve. The Health 2.0 movement had only begun to gather steam when Bhan founded Ozmosis in 2006.
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