User Profile: Tobias Hartz

Tobias Hartz (hartz)
Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
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Attended Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
Monday, November 29, 2010 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Attended Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Monday, September 23, 2013 to Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Attended Medicine 2.0'14 Europe (Malaga, Spain)
Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014
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Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)

Pipo - Web 2.0 Portal for Information in Pediatric Oncology
Tobias Hartz*, Anika Winkel, Frank Ückert

Background: In Germany every year around 1750 children develop cancer before the age of 19. Often directly after the diagnosis patients and their family members search for further information online. Even though there are many reliable information sites, even for different age groups, it is often impossible to find and to differentiate between useful and correct sites and sites which are not helpful due to the information overloads the internet offers. Further, patients and family members lo...

Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)

Proof-of-Concept – Easily Identifying and Extracting Potential Patients in Facebook
Tobias Hartz*, Martin Lablans, Anke Hollinderbäumer, Frank Ückert

Background: Online social networks are online services, platforms, or sites that focus on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. They allow users to communicate and to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks or for a broad public audience. With over 900 million users, Facebook is regarded as today’s largest and most successful social network....

Medicine 2.0'14 Europe (Malaga, Spain)

Risk Analysis of Different Use Cases Which Might Lead to Patient Identification within Facebook
Tobias Hartz*, Holger Storf, Anke Hollinderbäumer*, Freya Trautmann, Florian Walter, Frank Ückert

Background: Online social network sites are mediated public topologies which allow users to create online profiles and develop online communities with common interests and activities. With over 1.3 billion users, Facebook is today’s largest and most successful social network. According to a survey by the National Research Corporation, patients are also using Facebook for health information. Despite of privacy concerns some patients share their experiences, connect with each other and organi...

Care4Talk – Secure Messenger for Clinical Settings
Tobias Hartz*, Nicole Schmelzer, Holger Storf, Frank Ückert

Background: The amount of communication via social networks and messengers in the fashion of Facebook and WhatsApp has rapidly increased since their introduction. Simultaneously, the usage of services such as SMS and MMS have started to decrease continually and have been superseded by Facebook and co. The usage of such messaging services in a clinical context, e.g. between patients and doctors sounds very promising, too. However using these networks – especially their usage in a clinical se...

Attention Facebook – Patients and Health Care Provider Meet in Social Networks
Anke Hollinderbäumer*, Tobias Hartz*, Florian Walter, Frank Ückert

Background: Nowadays more and more people communicate on health issues via the internet. They use social networks like Facebook or Twitter to exchange views, to get information or to support each other. Mainly questions concerning health or diseases of oneself or relatives are in focus. Social networks offer good ways to interact and exchange experiences with other people and to receive hints and information by people one knows or believes to know. Health care providers also use social networ...

Social Media Guidelines for Communication in Health Settings in Germany
Anke Hollinderbäumer*, Florian Walter, Freya Trautmann, Frank Ückert, Tobias Hartz*

Background: The use of social networks has increased tremendously within the last years. Today, Twitter, Facebook and others are used to find information on medicine and health topics as well. Those services are also used by patients to get in contact with each other or with their physician. For physicians, on the other hand, this kind of communication can lead to legal and ethical issues, when it comes to data privacy. In Germany, the German Medical Association has published recommendations ...

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Interactive Journal of Medical Research

Adopting Quality Criteria for Websites Providing Medical Information About Rare Diseases
Frédéric Pauer, Jens Göbel, Holger Storf, Svenja Litzkendorf, Ana Babac, Martin Frank, Verena Lührs, Franziska Schauer, Jörg Schmidtke, Lisa Biehl, Thomas OF Wagner, Frank Ückert, Johann-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, Tobias Hartz
Interact J Med Res 2016;5(3):e24

JMIR Research Protocols

Conceptualization and Implementation of the Central Information Portal on Rare Diseases: Protocol for a Qualitative Study
Svenja Litzkendorf, Tobias Hartz, Jens Göbel, Holger Storf, Frédéric Pauer, Ana Babac, Verena Lührs, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Franziska Schauer, Jörg Schmidtke, Lisa Biehl, TOF Wagner, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, Martin Frank
JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(5):e112

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