Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Can Health Behaviors and Conditions Be Predicted by Social Media?

Posted by @DanHinmon, Dec 1, 2015

Computer scientist Andrew Schwartz, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, described his efforts to connect social media big data with emergency care at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

One takeaway: Facebook status updates are predictive of health condition and behavior. If you see signs of a pending mental health emergency, such as expressions of severe depression and suicidal ideation in peer’s status updates, take action. Reach out and offer care.


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