Using CaringBridge Mobile to stay connected

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I've been using CaringBridge to keep up with friends who are struggling with illness and medical conditions. Lately, I've been on CaringBridge almost every day.

If you're not familiar with CaringBridge, here's a brief description:

CaringBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.

A CaringBridge website is personal, private and available 24/7. It helps ease the burden of keeping family and friends informed. The websites are easy to create and use. Authors add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages of love and support in the guestbook.
  •  Each day, over half-a-million people connect through CaringBridge.
  •  The CaringBridge community includes authors, visitors and/or donors in all 50 states and more than 225 countries/territories around the world.
Some day, I may be sharing my own story on CaringBridge if I encounter a serious medical condition. If you have a patient who is dealing with a serious medical condition, you may want to tell them about CaringBridge. Many patients and family members have found CaringBridge to be a valuable source of social support.

You can download a CaringBridge app for your iPhone. Or, you can direct your mobile browser to the CaringBridge Mobile website here:


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Dr. Joseph Kim is the founder of, an independent website owned and operated by Dr. Kim. He is also the President of MCM Education, a professional medical education and publishing company that develops continuing medical education (CME) activities in joint sponsorship with medical universities, hospitals, and medical associations. Dr. Kim is a digital entrepreneur and technologist who has a passion for health information technology, mobile health, and social media. He frequently speaks at conferences about non-clinical careers for physicians, continuing medical education, mobile health technology, and social media in medicine. Dr. Kim holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a doctorate of medicine from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, and a master of public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health.
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