Updates on Twitter in Healthcare

Promises Fulfilled in 140 Characters or Less?

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According to by Phil Baumann, RN BSN, @ www.PhilBaumann.com writing a few years ago:

“Twitter may either be the greatest time wasting prank ever played on the internet community – or- it may be the best thing since sliced bread. It’s easy to make the first case if you read the public time-line for a few minutes. It’s a bit harder to make the second, but I’ll do my best to make it. Specifically, I’d like to take a stab at offering 140 health care uses for Twitter. Twitter’s simplicity of design, speed of delivery and ability to connect two or more people around the world provides a powerful means of communication, idea sharing and collaboration. There’s potency in the ability to burst out 140 characters, including a shortened URI. Could this power have any use in healthcare? After all, for example, doctors and nurses.”

Assessment

How is Twitter doing in healthcare today, circa 2012? Tweet promises fulfilled? Read the original 23 page white-paper here:

Link: http://blogs.usask.ca/medical_education/archive/2009/02/140_healthcare.html

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8 Responses

  1. More on Social Media in Healthcare

    An interesting post, as well:

    http://medicalexecutivepost.com/2012/02/07/more-on-social-media-in-healthcare/

    Rita

  2. Who Is Biz Stone and What Is Twitter?

    One of the founders of Twitter, Biz Stone, gave the opening keynote at HIMSS, last week in Las Vegas.

    It is ironic that Biz Stone keynoted this year’s talk, because Twitter has changed the health IT game so substantially. Some even say Twitter specifically, and not “social media” generally.

    We do not think Facebook or Google+ or your social media of choice has had nearly the impact that Twitter has had on healthcare communications.

    http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2012/02/22/who-is-biz-stone-and-what-is-twitter/

    Except perhaps maybe, this ME-P? Your thoughts?

    Hope Rachel Hetico RN MHA
    [Managing Editor]

  3. Twitter v. Peer Review

    Hope – We absolutely need the slow, peer review system as the foundation of thoughtful, careful scholarship.

    Twitter and other social media are important additions that can give scholarly content “reach” and “relevancy”. However, it’s a both/and, not an either/or proposition.

    http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2011/11/21/altmetrics-twitter/

    Traditional peer review journals should remain the bedrock of the research evidence that can be brought to bear on health policy.

    Hetherington

  4. A Twitter Primer for Doctors

    http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/06/started-twitter-primer-doctors.html

    Back to basics for healthcare luddites.

    Renu

  5. Docs and Social Media: Don’t ‘Friend’ Your Patients

    Physicians should not “friend” or contact patients through personal social media, or text for medical interactions, U.S. physician groups advise.

    Why? The American College of Physicians and Federation of State Medical Boards encourages doctors to always “pause before posting” and not “friend” patients in policy paper “Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships,” published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1675927&utm_source=4.15.13&utm_campaign=11713&utm_medium=email

    Any thoughts?

    Dr. James

  6. Top 100 Twitter Accounts for Healthcare Professionals Today

    Many healthcare professionals are now turning to Twitter as a valuable resource to add to their knowledge base. Staying updated on the latest happenings within the healthcare world is a necessity for all medical professionals.

    New intelligence continually arises from the constant research and fieldwork being conducted. It is essential for all healthcare professionals to have access to the knowledge derived from these findings.

    http://emedcert.com/blog/top-twitter-accounts-for-healthcare-professionals-to-follow

    While Twitter certainly won’t replace the traditional methods of acquiring professional knowledge, it does offer the easiest and quickest tool to access valuable information.

    Dr. Stone

  7. 10 Most Active Healthcare CIOs On Twitter

    1. Will Weider (@CandidCIO) is the CIO for Ministry Health and authors the blog Candid CIO
    2. John Halamka (@jhalamka) is the CIO for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and authors the blog Life as a Healthcare CIO
    3. Steve Downs (@stephenjdowns) is the CTO and CIO for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    4. Steve Huffman (@SteveHuffmanCIO) is the CIO for Beacon Health System
    5. Mary Sobiechowski (@msobie) is the CIO of Kantar Health
    6. Kevin More (@kmmore) is the CIO for Human Service and Healthcare.org for May Institute
    7. American Health, Inc., AHM_Platino Plus (HMO SNP), 31,220
    8. Bill Swavely (@bswavely) is the CIO for BioTelemetry, the company formerly known as CardioNet
    9. David Chou (@dchou1107) is the CIO for the University of Mississippi Medical Center
    10. Jay Ferro (@JayFerro) is the CIO for the American Cancer Society

    Source: MedCity News

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