JMIR Publications is recognized among the top 500 fastest growing companies across the Americas (Toronto, April 13, 2023) JMIR Publications earned a spot on The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2023, raking 369 on the 2023 list, announced by the Financial Times on March 28, 2023. The annual report is the fourth edition ranking the fastest growing companies in the Americas, including companies from North, South, and Central (Latin) America. “It’s an honor to be recognized on the Financial Times list,” says Gunther Eysenbach, CEO and Executive Editor at JMIR Publications. “JMIR Publications recognizes and thanks the dedicated work of all employees, editors, peer reviewers, and authors inRead More →

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Study emphasizes the important role of influencers in promoting accurate health information on social media A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research on March 31, 2023, sheds light on the role of Twitter in combating vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories. The study, titled “Twitter’s Role in Combating the Magnetic Vaccine Conspiracy Theory: Social Network Analysis of Tweets,” was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Wasim Ahmed and aimed to identify key opinion leaders and accounts sharing the conspiracy on Twitter. The study examined Twitter posts related to the magnetic vaccine conspiracy theory—a false claim that COVID-19 vaccines canRead More →

Source: iStock by Getty Images License: zamrznutitonovi Source Image URL: https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/close-shot-of-pharmacist-working-in-a-pharmacy-while-using-a-computer-gm1363522669-435052186 License: Licensed by the authors The European cross-border ePrescription (CBeP) system improves access to medications for EU citizens reports a questionnaire study of Finnish and Estonian pharmacists published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. However, accessibility can sometimes be limited by errors or ambiguities in the ePrescriptions, pharmaceutical market differences, and technical problems in the CBeP dispensing system. The CBeP service allows the patient to purchase prescription medication from a community pharmacy in another EU country using an electronic prescription that has been issued in their home country. The CBeP service is currently available inRead More →

Source: Pexels Copyright: Ivan Samkov URL: https://www.pexels.com/photo/boy-and-woman-sitting-on-sofa-with-laptop-4624913/ License: Licensed by JMIR Industry-first research demonstrates the critical and immediate need to expand digital care access to address the mental health crisis among youths SAN MATEO, Calif., March 14, 2023—Brightline, the leader in digital behavioral health care for children and families, today announced the first peer-reviewed research demonstrating the effectiveness of web-based behavioral health offerings in improving clinical outcomes in children, teens, and their caregivers. Published in JMIR Formative Research, the study highlights how a scalable digital solution can address the worsening mental health crisis among youths by improving much-needed access to behavioral health care for families.Read More →